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.
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
Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie
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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