Steen, Jan, “Rhetoricians”

Steen, Jan, “Rhetoricians”

Leiden 1625/26 – 1679


63 x 47 cm 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.

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