Johann Baptist Reiter (1813 - 1890) — Portrait of Family Schegar, 1842 (842x1186)
Portrait of Sir William Fairlie and Family 1800, Robert Home
Portrait of a family: parents with their children and ancestors, 1577 (oil on panel) Menton d'Alkmaar, Frans (c.1550-1615) (attr. to...
Young and old are having a wonderful time: mother and grandmother are singing, the children are playing music and smoking, and father raises his glass. The note on the mantelpiece comments poignantly: ‘as the old sing, so pipe the young’. Steen’s picture brings the saying to life and warns the viewer: if the parents set a bad example, then the children will follow suit. The merry family, Jan Havicksz. Steen, 1668.