Steen, Jan, “The satyr and the peasant”

Steen, Jan, “The satyr and the peasant”

Leiden 1625/26 – 1679

The satyr and the peasant

Canvas
Dated: ca. 1660
97 x 120 cm
Inv.nr. 111-1946, Cat. nr.157

After a fable by Aesop. The satyr finds man’s behavious baffling: the farmer blows in his hands to warm them up, and he blows over his soup to cool it down. I.o.w. he tries to reach two opposite results with the same act.
Original fable: The Man and the Satyr

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