A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman’s Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: “The Alchemist”, Jan Steen
Jan Steen
A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman’s Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: “The Alchemist”
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Jan Steen

A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman’s Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: “The Alchemist”, ca. 1668 – 1670


Dimensions
32.5 x 26.9 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
898
Acquisition
Acquired in 1842
Status
Not on display

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
A Goldsmith Melting Down a Woman’s Jewellery in the Presence of a Notary: “The Alchemist”
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Signiert unten links: JSteen. (JS ligiert)
Bezeichnet auf dem Druckbogen am Kaminmantel: TEOFRASTVS / Pareselis

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
Public Domain
Acquisition
Acquired in 1842

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Associated Persons and Institutions

Iconclass

Primary
  • 48C311 jeweller, goldsmith, silversmith
  • 42B742 mother and child(ren), woman and child(ren) (family group)
  • 31B6214 weeping
  • 44G45 notary
  • 41A2 interior of the house
Secondary

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Last update

22.11.2022