The Christening: Jan Steen

The Christening: Jan Steen

The Christening is a 1663 painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Jan Steen. This work is located in The Gemäldegalerie in Berlin, Germany.

The Dutch Golden Age was a time of religious diversity in the Dutch Republic. While the majority of the population was affiliated with the Dutch Reformed Church, there were also Catholics, Mennonites, and other religious groups. Christenings were important religious ceremonies, regardless of the specific denomination, as they marked the initiation of an individual into the Christian faith.

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