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The Mauritshuis: Jan Steen


Research into the works of Jan Steen

Jan Steen (1626 – 1679, Leiden) is one of the most popular painters of the Dutch Golden Age. He left behind a huge body of work of more than 400 paintings, but he dated only ten per cent of these. The Mauritshuis is undertaking extensive research into the work of Jan Steen in an attempt to gain a better understanding of the technical and artistic development of this seventeenth-century Dutch Master. The Mauritshuis commissioned Studio Louter to produce an app for this research.


The app has an interactive map that tells you about the places where Jan Steen lived and worked. There is also a slide show of all ten paintings by Jan Steen in the Mauritshuis and the five works from the British Royal Collection. Finally, visitors learn more about the partnership between the Mauritshuis and Shell, which are carrying out research into the composition of paint pigments with the SEM-EDX device. Visitors will therefore not only get acquainted with the paintings of Jan Steen, but also with the pioneering research methods used by the Mauritshuis and Shell to date all the works of this world-famous painter.


App including:



Interactive map


Todd van Hulzen


  • Film
  • Interactive