Monday, March 12, 2007
"In a brilliant piece of art historical detective work, two Dutch academics have solved the puzzle of Jan Steen’s 1655 painting The Burgomaster of Delft and His Daughter. The work does not depict a burgomaster, but the merchant who supplied grain for the artist’s brewery. We also now know about a bitter marital row which lay behind the apparently placid figures of the father and his daughter." Read the rest of Martin Bailey's The Art Newspaper article here.