Artist Jan Havicksz Steen, Dutch, 1625-1679
Title
  • A Party of Peasants
Date between 1648 and 1650
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 18 × 14 1/8 inches (45.7 × 35.9 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. William E. Scripps, 1954
Accession Number 2001.34
Department European Painting
Not On View
Marks Marked, monogram, left foreground, in ligature: IS
November 1816, sold by (Regnault Delalande C.P.: Le Normont, Paris, France);
(John Smith, London, England);
? Sir George Warrender, bart. (United Kingdom);
Hugh Andrew Johnstone Munro (Novar);
June 1, 1878, cosigned to (Christie's, London, England);
purchased by (Goupil & Company, London, England);
? James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. William E. Scripps (Detroit/Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA);
2001-present, found in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Probably to be identified with J. Smith, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch, Flemish, and French Painters,London, vol. 4, 1833, pp. 42-43, no. 129 (with description in reverse; cited in the collection of Sir George Warrender, bt.).

Probably to be identified with Westrheene, Jan Steen: Etudes sur l'Art en Hollande, The Hague, 1856, W 116.

Probably to be identified with C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the most eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century, vol. 1, London, 1908, p. 183, no. 696 (with description in reverse; cited as in the collection of Sir George Warrender, 1833, Sm.).

Hofstede de Groot, C., Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten Holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, vol. 1, Esslingen/Paris, 1907, p. , no. 614e; p. 171, no. 696 (annotation in RKD copy owned by HdG indicates as part of the early provenance London, John Smith; Novar, Collection J. H. Munro).

Detroit, Detroit Institute of Arts, Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts, London, 2004, pp. 224-225 (entry by S. Donahue Kuretsky)