Leiden 1625/26 – 1679
63 x 47 cm
Inv.nr. 110-1946, Cat. nr.160
“Rederijkers” (rhetoricians) were aristocratic amateur poets who used to meet in chambers to practice their art.
This is (a 19th century copy of) a painting Jan Steen made for a bet with Frans van Mieris, about who would be the fastest in producing a painting of a certain size.