Children Teaching a Cat to Dance, Known as ‘The Dancing Lesson’, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1660 - 1679

Children Teaching a Cat to Dance, Known as ‘The Dancing Lesson’, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1660 - 1679

oil on panel, h 68.5cm × w 59cm. More details

These children are up to mischief: they are teaching a cat to dance to the music of a shawm, a 17th-century wind instrument. While they are clearly enjoying them-selves, the cat screeches in protest, joined by a barking dog. The old man at the window angrily rebukes the children: should they not be learning something rather than giving dancing lessons to a cat?

On display in Eregalerij Jan Havicksz. Steen Dogs and cats

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