Jan Steen – Dutch Genre Painter

Jan Steen (c. 1626 – 1679) was a Dutch genre painter of the Dutch Golden Age. His paintings of Dutch family life, celebrations, and outdoor scenes are both lively and humorous. He also painted numerous portraits, religious, and historical scenes. In 1672 when the art market collapsed, Jan opened a tavern. Our pattern set includes many of his most recognized pieces including Self Portrait, The Merry Family, The Sick Woman, The Doctor’s Visit, The Dancing Couple, The Feast of St. Nicholas, The World Upside Down, The Lovesick Woman, and The Picnic.

Patterns Included In This Set

Self Portrait

The Merry Family

Children Teaching a Cat to Dance

Woman Playing the Sistrum

Self Portrait as a Lutenist

The Sick Woman

The Drinker

Celebrating the Birth

The Artist’s Family

The Doctor’s Visit

The Dancing Couple

The Winning Speaker

The Fest of St. Nicholas

The World Upside Down

Girl Eating Oysters

The Cake Vrijer

The Piskijker

The Picnic

The Effects of Intemperance

The Morning Toilet

The Bean Fest

The Lovesick Woman

Bathsheba Receiving David’s Letter

The Burgomaster of Delft and his Daughter