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Frans Hals earned his reputation with lifelike depictions and a revolutionary technique, characterised by unusually free and powerful brushwork. Together with Rembrandt, he is rightly considered the most important portraitist of the Dutch Golden Age. The gentleman´s attire - of which the collar was undoubtedly the most 'trendy' element - allows us to date the picture to around 1637-40. It was in this period that Hals reached the height of his fame, prospering both artistically and financially.

Details

  • Title: Portrait of a man
  • Creator: Frans Hals
  • Date Created: 1637 - 1640
  • Physical Dimensions: w63.5 x h80 cm (without frame)
  • Painter: Frans Hals
  • Collector's note:: Although we do not know the identity of this man, he looks like an amicable fellow who likes a drink.
  • Type: Canvas
  • Rights: http://www.thekremercollection.com/disclaimer/
  • External Link: The Kremer Collection website

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