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The 105 of Frans Hals

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Frans Hals - Regents of the Old Men-s AlmshouseRegents of the Old Men's AlmshouseFrans Hals

The two great portrait groups of the Regents and Regentesses of the Old Men's Alms House in Haarlem, which today both hang in the Frans Halsmuseum in the town, are traditionally said to have been painted in 1664. The five Regents portrayed by Hals held their offices from 1662 to 1665 and it was very...

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Frans Hals - Pieter van den BroeckePieter van den BroeckeFrans Hals

In this portrait there is a perfect match of a painter's style to the sitter. Hals's bold, direct manner is ideally suited to portrayal of the Antwerp-born colonial trader Pieter van den Broecke (1585-1640) who lived in Haarlem. He was first active as a merchant in West Africa and subsequently serve...

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Frans Hals - The Meagre CompanyThe Meagre CompanyFrans Hals

Art historian and restorer Jan van Dijk found this militia portrait by Frans Hals and Pieter Codde so 'barren and frail', in 1758, 'that they might rightfully be called the meagre company'. Since then this militia portrait has been known by that name instead of the exact title: Officers of the Compa...

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Frans Hals - Pieter Cornelisz van der MorschPieter Cornelisz van der MorschFrans Hals

In aristocratic and elite circles the international courtly taste for historiated portraits was occasionally followed. These works show sitters in the guise of classical; mythological, allegorical, literary, and even biblical characters implying that the model possessed the virtues of the personages...

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Frans Hals - Willem van HeythuyzenWillem van HeythuyzenFrans Hals

This portrait, which was formerly dated about 1635 but upon the basis of style and costume should be dated about a decade earlier, is Hals's only known life-size, full-length. This type of portrait was not popular during the first half of the seventeenth century in Holland. It was one that was still...

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Frans Hals - Young Man with a Skull (Vanitas)Young Man with a Skull (Vanitas)Frans Hals

Although the young man holding a skull in his hand has occasionally been identified as Hamlet, this interpretation is probably incorrect. It is much more likely to be a Dutch vanitas allegory. As in corresponding still Iifes featuring the same attribute, it voices a warning, calling on the spectator...

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Frans Hals - Married Couple in a GardenMarried Couple in a GardenFrans Hals

Married Couple in a Garden is an Oil on canvas painting by Frans Hals. Marriage Portrait of Isaac Massa Abrahamsz (1586-1643) and Beatrix van der Laen (1592-1639), married April 25, 1622 in Haarlem Now in the collection of Rijksmuseum Amsterdam.

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Man in a Slouch HatPortrait of a Man in a Slouch HatFrans Hals

Portrait of a Man in a Slouch Hat is an Oil on canvas painting by Frans Hals. This 1665 painting showing change in artist's painting style with looser brushwork. Now in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister.

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Frans Hals - The Jolly DrinkerThe Jolly DrinkerFrans Hals

The Merry Drinker is painted in a bright, blond tonality which anticipates nineteenth-century Impressionism in its most brilliant manifestations. Manet must have been particularly impressed by this painting. The picture also shows Hals supreme mastery of one of the principal preoccupations of Baroqu...

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Frans Hals - Buffoon Playing a LuteBuffoon Playing a LuteFrans Hals

Hals's debt to the Utrecht Caravaggists is evident in his life-size genre pictures of musicians, drinkers, actors, and children of the 1620s and 1630s. But there are some significant differences. Hals was never fascinated by the experiments the Caravaggesque painters conducted with dramatic chiarosc...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Man4Portrait of a Man4Frans Hals

This painting and its pendant represent a prosperous young Haarlem couple in their Sunday best. The man and the woman look at the artist very differently: she directly, he with an evasive, rakish tilt. The painting (75 x 58 cm) is now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

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Frans Hals - Two Boys SingingTwo Boys SingingFrans Hals

The two happy youngsters sing from an opened musical score, beating the rhythm with their hands, while the older one holds a lute in his left hand. There is attentiveness and satisfaction on their faces. Their expressions are realistic, although more typified than portrait-like. It seems certain tha...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Woman2Portrait of a Woman2Frans Hals

This painting and its pendant represent a prosperous young Haarlem couple in their Sunday best. The man and the woman look at the artist very differently: she directly, he with an evasive, rakish tilt. The painting (75 x 58 cm) is now in the Staatliche Museen, Berlin.

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Frans Hals - Gypsy GirlGypsy GirlFrans Hals

With this portrait of a jovial gipsy wench, Hals continues in the Caravaggesque tradition of popular subjects which was imported from Rome by Terbrugghen and Honthorst. However, it is the exuberance of the light and colourful brushstrokes of his technique which conveys the sensation of spontaneity a...

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Frans Hals - Isabella CoymansIsabella CoymansFrans Hals

Isabella Coymans (1650-52) is an oil painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The painting (116 x 86 cm) is now in Private collection. The companion-pieces representing the couple are unfortunately separated.

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Frans Hals - Frans PostFrans PostFrans Hals

The identification of the friendly sitter for this small informal portrait as the Haarlem landscapist Frans Post (c. 1612-1680) is based on an inscription written on the lower margin of an impression of the first state of Jonas Suyderhoef's reverses engraving of it at the Albertina, Vienna. The prin...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Woman6Portrait of a Woman6Frans Hals

Portrait of a Woman (1655-60) is an oil painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The painting (60 x 55,6 cm) is now in the City Museums and Art Galleries, Hull. Until 1952 this portrait was attributed to Aelbert Cuyp.

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Frans Hals - Vincent Laurensz van der VinneVincent Laurensz van der VinneFrans Hals

Van der Vinne (1628-1702) was a Haarlem painter who founded a minor dynasty of easily confused artists because of the penchant of successive generations of his family to give their sons the same Christian names.

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Frans Hals - Shrovetide RevellersShrovetide RevellersFrans Hals

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 w...

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Frans Hals - PeeckelhaeringPeeckelhaeringFrans Hals

Peeckelhaering - Pickelherring in the English tradition - is a stock character found in the comic theatre of most European countries. With a mug or tankard in his left hand, the man looks back at the viewer, his head inclined and his expression a little woozy, a humorous evocation of the vice of int...

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Frans Hals - Tieleman RoostermanTieleman RoostermanFrans Hals

Tieleman Roosterman (1634) is an oil painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The painting (117 x 87 cm) is now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna. This painting is a characteristic example of both the mature style of Hals and the taste of the commissioners of his portraits.

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Frans Hals - Catharina Both van der EemCatharina Both van der EemFrans Hals

Catharina Both van der Eem (1620) is an oil on canvas, 137,2 x 99,8 cm painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The pendant of the painting, also in the Louvre, represents Paulus van Beresteyn, the sitter's husband.

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Frans Hals - Malle BabbeMalle BabbeFrans Hals

The painting has also been titled as Hille Bobbe or the Witch of Haarlem. The painting shows the face of a smiling elderly woman, sitting at the corner of a table. With her right hand, the woman is gripping a metal beer mug with an opened lid. An owl sits on the woman’s left shoulder. The clothing o...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of Isaak Abrahamsz. MassaPortrait of Isaak Abrahamsz. MassaFrans Hals

Portrait of Isaak Abrahamsz. Massa is a 1626 painting by Frans Hals that is currently in the collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario. It depicts Isaac Massa, a prosperous merchant and a close friend of Hals. Massa was the subject of an earlier work by Hals – Isaak Abrahamsz Massa and Beatrix van de...

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Frans Hals - Jonker Ramp and his SweetheartJonker Ramp and his SweetheartFrans Hals

It is assumed that the painting represents the Prodigal Son. The traditional title dates from the eighteenth century and is based upon a mistaken identification with Pieter Ramp, who appears in a group portrait of about 1627 by Hals.

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Frans Hals - Catharina Hooft with her NurseCatharina Hooft with her NurseFrans Hals

Catharina Hooft with her Nurse (ca. 1619-1620) is an Oil on canvas painting by Frans Hals. The painting (86 × 65 cm) is in the collection of the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin.

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Frans Hals - Banquet of the Officers of the St George Civic GuardBanquet of the Officers of the St George Civic GuardFrans Hals

The portrait of the Officers of the St George Civic Guard is the first major group portrait by Frans Hals, and the first monumental civic guard painting in the new era of Dutch painting. Together with the leaders of public, charitable and professional associations, the civic guard societies were the...

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Frans Hals - The Laughing CavalierThe Laughing CavalierFrans Hals

A noted painting by Frans Hals. The current title is a Victorian era invention; the subject does, in fact, sport an enigmatic smile. The composition is lively and spontaneous, and despite the apparent labour involved in the gorgeous silk costume, close inspection reveals long, quick brush strokes. T...

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Frans Hals - MulattoMulattoFrans Hals

Mulatto (1628-30) is an oil painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The painting (72 x 57,5 cm) is now in the Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig. The painting is signed at the bottom right: 'FH'.

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Frans Hals - Jasper SchadeJasper SchadeFrans Hals

Hals's most penetrating characterizations date from the last decades of his life. With uncanny subtlety, he grasped the personalities of all types: the strong and the vulnerable, the pompous and the meek, the brutal and the tender. Though he found some sitters more congenial than others, the aged ma...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Man5Portrait of a Man5Frans Hals

Portrait of a Man (1634) is an oil painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals. The painting (82,5 x 70 cm) is now in the Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest. The painting is dated at the bottom right part as 'AETAT SVAE 28 / AN 1634'.

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Man6Portrait of a Man6Frans Hals

The painting is dated on the reverse side. It was assumed that the sitter is Nicolaes Tulp, the famous physician of Amsterdam. However, recently this was rejected. It is now in the ;Six Collection, Amsterdam.

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a Seated Woman2Portrait of a Seated Woman2Frans Hals

The superb painting is Hals's only existing small female portrait datable to his last period. The painting (44,5 x 34,3 cm) is now in the Christ Church, Oxford.

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Frans Hals - The Painter Jan AsselynThe Painter Jan AsselynFrans Hals

In the early seventeenth century portraiture became the predominant and most flourishing branch of painting in Holland; after the heroic struggle for national independence the Dutch merchants, who had laid the foundation of the country' wealth, were disposed to have their portraits painted - singly ...

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Frans Hals - Portrait of a PreacherPortrait of a PreacherFrans Hals

It was suggested that the sitter may be Jan Ruyll, the Haarlem minister. However, there is no evidence to support any identifications. The painting (35,5 x 29,5 cm) is now in Private collection.