Jan Havicksz. Steen ca. 1626 – 1679

Supper at Emmaus

oil on canvas (134 × 104 cm) — 1665-68 Museum Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Jan Havicksz. Steen biography

This work is linked to Luke 24:31

A different take on a well-known scene. Usually the scene is frozen at the moment the travelers realize who has been keeping them company. Contrary to custom, Jan Steen has them dozing off, tired as they are after dinner and the long walk. From the background their master appears, almost like a ghost.

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