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The Baker Arent Oostwaard and his Wife, Catharina Keizerswaard  1658

by Jan Havicksz. Steen

A baker and his wife proudly show off their freshly baked goods. An old inscription on the back of the painting gives the couple’s name. The boy is also mentioned; he is the painter’s son. Jan Steen combined several genres in a single painting. It is simultaneously a portrait, a depiction of a profession, and a still life of bread.
Courtesy of Rijksmuseum