In the Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, the Netherlands, there is now an exhibition about famous seventeenth century painter Jan Steen.
The exhibition includes the 15 Steen paintings owned by the Mauritshuis plus some others brought from other Dutch museums.
Some of the works: a view of the Riviervismarkt square in The Hague, and The Tooth-puller. A small but very detailed and famous painting is Girl eating oysters.
A bigger painting, usually in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, was until recently, wrongly, said to depict the mayor of Delft and his daughter.
In The poultry yard, Steen depicted, apart from domestic chickens and ducks, an exotic peacock and an exotic pheasant as well.
In the final hall of the exhibition, on weekdays work is going on, restoring two Jan Steen paintings. It being Saturday, the restorer was not in today.
Apart from the Steen exhibition, there was a painting in the Mauritshuis aquired recently. It is a 1674 work by Dirck de Bray. It depicts a bouquet of flowers, which attracts two butterflies: a small tortoiseshell and a small white.