All Jan Miense Molenaer 's Paintings
The Painting Names Are Sorted From A to Z


Choice ID Image  Painting (From A to Z)       Details 
94073 Bauern im Wirtshaus  Bauern im Wirtshaus   mid 17th century Medium oil on oak panel Dimensions 30,3 x 24,6 cm cjr
73366 King Drinks  King Drinks   Date 1636-37 Medium Oil on panel Dimensions 105 x 138 cm cyf
2848 Landscape  Landscape  
88379 Peasants in the Tavern  Peasants in the Tavern   first half of 17th century Medium Oil on wood cyf
71950 The King Drinks  The King Drinks   1636-37 Oil on panel 105 x 138 cm
43160 Two Boys and a Girl Making Music  Two Boys and a Girl Making Music   mk170 1629 Oil on canvas 68.3x84.5cm
89455 Verleugnung Petri  Verleugnung Petri   1636(1636) Medium oil on canvas Dimensions 99,5 x 135 cm cjr

Jan Miense Molenaer
Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1610-1668 was a Dutch genre painter whose style was a precursor to Jan Steen's work during Dutch Golden Age painting. He shared a studio with his wife, Judith Leyster, also a genre painter, as well as a portraitist and painter of still-life. Both Molenaer and Leyster may have been pupils of the successful Dutch painter, Frans Hals. Molenaer achieved a style close to Hals early on in his career, but later developed a style like that of Dutch genre painter, Adriaen van Ostade. His genre works often depicted players of music, such as his The Music Makers (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest), The Duet ((Seattle Art Museum), or Family Making Music (Frans Hals Museum). He also depicted Taverns and the activities of card games or games of the times such as La main chaude, or in Dutch, Handjeklap, which literally means clapping hands. Molenaer also cleverly depicted biblical stories in his own time and surroundings, such as representing a scene from Peter's Gospel set in a Dutch Tavern in, The Denying of Peter (Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest)