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Jan Havicksz Steen

1626 – Leiden – 1679


Erysichthon Selling his Daughter Mestra


Signed lower right: JSteen (JS in ligature)

Oil on panel

34 x 29 cm.

Unidentified inventory number ‘100’ in white, lower right


Provenance:

Amsterdam (?), collection d’Ablaing van Giessenburg family

The Hague, collection Coenraet baron Droste (1642-1734)

His sale, The Hague, 21 July 1734, lot 39

Amsterdam / The Hague, collection Gerard II Bicker van Swieten (1687-1753)

His sale, The Hague, 12 April 1741, lot 215

Russia, collection Golitsyn family, 19th century

Germany, private collection, until 2023


Literature:

G. Hoet, Catalogus of naamlyst van schilderyen met derzelver pryzen, 2 vols., The Hague 1752, 1, p. 425, lot 39 (Droste sale); 2, p. 27, lot 207 (Bicker van Swieten sale)

T. van Westrheene, Jan Steen : étude sur l’art en Hollande, The Hague 1856, p. 164, cat. no. 409

C. Hofstede de Groot, Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke des hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, 10 vols., Esslingen 1907-1928, 1 (1907), p. 19, under cat. no. 73 (present provenance mistakenly given to cat. no. 73) (English ed., 1908, p. 27, under cat. no. 73, idem.)

B.D. Kirschenbaum, The religious and historical paintings of Jan Steen, New York 1977, pp. 140-141, under cat. no. 72 (present provenance mistakenly given to cat. no. 72)

K. Braun, Alle tot nu toe bekende schilderijen van Jan Steen, Rotterdam 1980, p. 122, under cat. no. A-258 (present provenance mistakenly given to cat. no. A-258)

Netherlands

Spiegelgracht 5
NL - 1017 JP Amsterdam

Switzerland

Rue Verdaine 6
CH - 1204 Geneva

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