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"Shrovetide Revellers", Oil by Frans Hals (1580-1666, Belgium)
The painting is one the rare multifigured subject pictures of Hals. In the crowded life-size composition the figures are tightly knit. The heads above the principle Shrovetide revellers are summarily sketched, a former owner found these heads too coarse and had them painted out; they were revealed when the painting was cleaned at the Metropolitan Museum in 1951.