(b. 1593, Antwerpen, d. 1678, Antwerpen)

As the Old Sang the Young Play Pipes

Oil on canvas, 192 x 120 cm
Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

The work depicting the theme of As the Old Sang, the Young Play Pipes ("So de oude songen, so pypen de jongen"), signed by Jordaens and dated 1638, is the earliest known version of this highly popular theme which the artist painted and drew on a variety of occasions. This wonderful family concert shows Jordaens at his best.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 2 minutes):
Thomas Weelkes: Madrigal (Springtime Song)