Peasants merry-making outside an Inn

This work was probably painted in the late 1640s. The influence of Joost Droochsloot (1586 - 1666), who worked in Utrecht, is evident, especially in the large number of small figures. Steen painted a number of pictures with similar subject matter.

Key facts

Artist dates
1626 - 1679
Full title
Peasants merry-making outside an Inn, and a Seated Woman taking the Hand of an Old Man
Date made
about 1645-50
Medium and support
Oil on oak
24.3 x 20.3 cm
Inscription summary
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
Location in Gallery