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Photo: Technical research on A Woman at her Toilet, 1663, Jan Steen, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Research Jan Steen

Sept. 14, 2016

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2511CS The Hague
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Five works from the British Royal Collection to undergo technical research as part of Mauritshuis Jan Steen Research Project. The paintings will be included in the exhibition At Home in Holland from 29 September 2016.

  • Admire the paintings; A Twelfth Night Feast: ‘The King Drinks’, A Woman at her Toilet, Interior of a Tavern with Card Players and a Violin Player, Merrymaking in a Tavern with a Couple Dancing and A Village Revel
  • The British Royal Collection is among the largest and most important art collections in the world
  • It comprises almost all aspects of the fine and decorative arts
  • Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Mauritshuis on 11 October 2016

Research Project on Jan Steen’s Painting Technique

Jan Steen (1626-1679) is one of the most popular painters of the Dutch Golden Age. His oeuvre includes some 400 paintings, of which only 10% have been dated. This makes it a challenge to establish a chronology for his works and to trace his development as a painter. The Mauritshuis hopes to gain a better understanding of his technical and artistic development. A presentation about the research project will be on view in the museum’s permanent collection in late September.

At Home in Holland: Vermeer and his Contemporaries from the British Royal Collection

The exhibition contains works by masters such as Gerard ter Borch, Gerrit Dou, Pieter de Hooch, Gabriël Metsu and Jan Steen, which are regarded as some of the most important Dutch genre paintings in the British Royal Collection. The highlight of the exhibition is ‘The Music Lesson’ by Johannes Vermeer.

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