Peasants Playing Skittles

about 1655, Artist: Jan Steen



Peasants Playing Skittles

In contrast to most of Steen’s pictures, which are dominated by the lively action of a group of densely placed figures, here the dominant feature is the landscape with groups of small figures strewn across it. The anecdotal character of this genre scene is unmistakable nonetheless.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name





about 1655


Jan Steen (1626 - 1679 Leiden) - GND


oak wood


Overall: 67 cm × 85,5 cm × 10 cm
Framed: 88,5 cm × 106,5 cm × 10 cm


Inscribed at the bottom left below a board: JSteen

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6319


Coll. Chr. Heusch, London; 1841 Art dealing Niewenhuys, London; Coll. Williams, London; Coll. H. P. Lane, Dublin; Coll. Baron F. Hatvany, Budapest; acquired in 1917

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