Portrait of a Seated Woman Holding a Fan
Frans Hals - 1648-1650
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This equisite portrait is half of a pair (the gentleman is also in the Taft Museum) that Hals painted in the late 1640s. It is one of his most accomplished works. The combination of relaxed ease (the smile and the arm rested over the chair back) with an aristocratic bearing and expensive clothes create an air of almost 18th century sophistication.
Owner/Location: Taft Museum of Art - Cincinnati  (United States - Cincinnati)
Dates: 1648-1650
Artist age:Approximately 68 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 110 cm (43.31 in.), Width: 83 cm (32.68 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on canvas
Entered by: Member laure9 on 03 January 2009.
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