Festive Scene

  • Jan Miense Molenaer, Festive Scene, ca. 1650, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne, 1956.11.36

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Festive Scene conjures chimney smoke, bleating pipes, and boozy sweat. Revelers dance and drink in a dark tavern, where a spotted dog snoozes in spite of the racket. This is one of many humorous tavern interiors painted by the Dutch master Jan Miense Molenaer. (Westermann, “Jan Miense Molenaer in the Comic Mode,” in Weller, Jan Miense Molenaer: Painter of the Dutch Golden Age, 2002).

Title
Festive Scene
Artists
Date
ca. 1650
On View
Dimensions
sight 21 x 31 3/4 in. (53.3 x 80.6 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Mabel Johnson Langhorne

Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Recreation – dancing
  • Ethnic – Dutch
  • Performing arts – music – violin
  • Ceremony – festival
Object Number
1956.11.36
Palette
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