Golden Age artwork found in rummage sale

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Jan Steen

During a valuation day in Beverwijk, North Holland recently, an authentic painting by Dutch Golden Age painter Jan Steen was discovered, with an estimated worth of 20,000 euro. Experts will soon have a good look at the painting to make sure it’s the real deal.

The painting is said to be very rare and is probably the smallest Steen ever made. It depicts a festive man, having a drink. Jan Steen was known for many lively situational paintings and gave birth to the Dutch expression ‘a Jan Steen household’, which means to have a messy and chaotic.

A young couple owns the painting, which they bought for 5 euro in Alkmaar on the King’s Day free market.

(Link and photo: www.rtvnh.nl)

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