"STEEN, (John.)--Born at Leyden, 1638.--A great painter for the animation and expression of his figures. His touch is light, easy and free, and his colouring lively and natural." No. 32.--THE LESSON IN MUSIC.--This is a very pleasing and highly-finished picture. The artist has represented himself in this picture. Another by him is No. 66. [P. 39; see entry 01630066 for other work noted in this commentary.]
Catalogue of the Pictures forming the collection of the Works of the Old Masters, with a List of the Engravings now being exhibited at the Gallery of the Lyceum Building, No. 563 Broadway. Second Edition. 1849. New York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.