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
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
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
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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20.08.2019