Artist Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch, 1625-1679
Title
  • Gamblers Quarreling
Date ca. 1665
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 27 3/4 × 35 inches (70.5 × 88.9 cm)
Framed: 36 1/2 × 44 1/4 × 2 3/4 inches (92.7 × 112.4 × 7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of James E. Scripps
Accession Number 89.46
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Signed Signed, lower left: J Steen (the J and S form a monogram)
Inscriptions Inscribed, upper center, on chandelier: Prov cap 20 ver i
September 8, 1773, sold by (de Winter . . . Yver, Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 7;
1773, purchased by van der Schley [for fl. 335];
May 10, 1781, sold by (Fullings, The Hague, Netherlands) auction B. Kley, lot 11;
1781, purchased by van der Schley [for fl. 255];
December 3, 1781, sold by (van der Schley, Amsterdam, Netherlands) auction Jacob van de Velden, lot 65;
1781-1808, purchased by G. van der Pot;
June 6, 1808, sold by (van Nymegen . . .van Rijp, Rotterdam, Netherlands) auction G. van der Pot, lot 118;
1808, purchased by Louis Bernard Coclers [for fl. 500];
August 7, 1811, sold by (van der Schley . . . de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands) auction L.B. Coclers, lot 70;
1811, purchased by de Vries [for fl. 365];
April 8 and following days, 1816, sold by (van der Schley . . . de Vries, Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 103;
1816, purchased by Hulswit [for fl. 371];
Marquis de Montcalm (Montpellier);
May 4-5, 1849, sold by (Christie's, London, England) lot 109;
purchased by Norton [for pounds sterling 40-19-00];
1879, Major Corbett-Winder (London, England);
Collection Corbett-Winder (Vaynor Park, Berriew, Wales);
April 6, 1889, sold by (Christie's, London, England) auction Major Corbett-Winder, lot 66;
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1889-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Smith, J. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most Eminent Dutch, Flemish and French Painters, vol. 4. London, 1833, no. 80.

Westrheene, J. van. Jan Steen: Etudes sur l'Art en Hollande. The Hague, 1856, p. 159, no. 363.

Winter Exhibition. Exh. cat., Royal Academy. London, 1879, cat. 57.

Detroit Museum of Art, Catalogue of the Scripps Collection. Detroit, 1889, no. 67.

Hofstede de Groot, C. Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol.1. London, 1908, p. 207, no. 769; pp. 197-198, no. 778.

Detroit Museum of Art, Handbook of Paintings by the Old Masters. Detroit, 1910, pp. 41-42, no. 58.

Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings, Sculpture and Contemporary Arts and Crafts. Detroit, 1920, p. 59, no. 55.

Loan Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1929 (ill.).

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 215 (ill.).

Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., John Herron Art Museum. Indianapolis, 1937, cat. 67.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 128, no. 215.

Dutch Masters from Michigan Collections. Exh. cat., Calvin College. Grand Rapids, 1976, p. 17, cat. 14.

Braun, K. Alle tot nu toe bekende schilderijen van Jan Steen. Rotterdam, 1980, p. 118, no. 233 (ill.).

Westermann, Mariët. The Amusements of Jan Steen Comic Painting in the Seventeenth Century. Zwolle, 1998, p. 281, pl. 159.

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 228-229.

You, Yao-Fen. “From Novelty to Necessity: The Europeanization of Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate.” In Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate: Consuming the World, ed. Yao-Fen You, Mimi Hellman, and Hope Saska. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 2016, p. 12; 10 (ill.); 134, cat. 1.