Painter Jan Steen during coronavirus crisis


This 20 March 2020 video from the Netherlands says about itself:

Now that the [Rijks]museum is closed, our curators are working from home, just like the rest of us. 🏠 But we can’t stop them from sharing their knowledge! In our new series #Rijksmuseumfromhome our curators are shining their lights on our famous works from the comfort of their homes.

Pieter Roelofs, Head of Paintings and Sculpture, passionately tells us about Jan Steen’s The Merry Family. If his son isn’t distracting him that is… 😅

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