Portrait of a Gentleman
Frans Hals - 1650-1652
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Hals was able to portray phases of human emotion. In this portrait the artist has captured the human expression of weariness and melancholy. Painted when Hals was over seventy, the use of dark, tonal colour in this work reflects the master's change from the often boisterous approach to his subject and brighter pigmentation of his earlier years.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1650-1652
Artist age:Approximately 70 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 115 cm (45.28 in.), Width: 85 cm (33.46 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 03 January 2009.
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