Schlägerei in einer Schenke
Jan Steen (1626-1679)

Schlägerei in einer Schenke,

1664
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
67,7 x 80,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Kabinett 22
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
276
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Zweibrücken
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Jan Steen, Schlägerei in einer Schenke, 1664, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ma4dk2ZGrO (Last updated on 25.05.2022)
The translation of the note over the fireplace reveals the didactic intention of the painter, who also ran a brewery and a tavern. He admonishes against quarrelling brought about by gambling and addiction to alcohol: “Drink devours all sense, as many authors write.”

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