Portrait of a Man
Frans Hals - 1648-1650
995 x 1200 • 233 KB
Widener Collection, 1942. Virtuosity of brushwork and the ability to define clearly the salient features of his sitters made Hals the greatest of Dutch portrait painters after Rembrandt. Painting directly on to the canvas without preliminary drawing, the fluidity and expressiveness of his style was later to influence 19th century French and American painters.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1648-1650
Artist age:Approximately 68 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 63.5 cm (25 in.), Width: 53.5 cm (21.06 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 03 January 2009.
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