Bagpipe Paintings: Jan Steen

Jan Steen has the first ever painting I've seen depicting what appears to be a woman playing the bagpipes. That and the fact that he has over three paintings is enough to give him his own page here. The "Adoration of the Shepherds" doesn't quite have the look of a Steen painting but according to Museum Bredius it is. Enjoy anyway.

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Are those finger holes on the drones?! This is by Jan Steen based apparently on his family.

The Merry Family by Jan Steen, 1668

Jan Steen's Merrymaking in a Tavern

I saw this published in a book in Barnes and Noble and spent the next evening searching frantically for it on the net. This is the first of these paintings which I have seen with a woman playing the pipes. Fête in a Tavern by Jan Steen, 1674 now in the Louvre.

Adoration of the Shepherds by Jan Steen

Jan Steen's a Merry Party