Young Draftsman by Candlelight is a 1653 painting by the Dutch Golden Age artist Jan Steen. This work is located in the Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, Netherlands.
Draftsmen in the Dutch Golden Age were often skilled in a range of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, printmaking, and illustration. They played a crucial role in producing works for a variety of purposes, from fine art to illustrations for books and prints.
Many artists of the Dutch Golden Age received formal training through apprenticeships. Young artists would often study under established masters, learning the techniques and skills necessary for their craft.