Art historians’ mistake on famous Jan Steen painting corrected


Jan Steen's Delft portrait

From Dutch NOS TV:

On the painting by Jan SteenA burgomaster of Delft and his daughter‘, the burgomaster and his child are not really depicted.

The two people turn out to be a Delft cereals trader and his daughter, art historians’ research proves.

Two historians of Amsterdam University announced this today in the Rijksmuseum.

The museum bought the painting in 2004 for 11.9 million euro, the most expensive acquisition ever in Rijksmuseum history.

Jan Steen in Leiden museum: here.

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