Gypsy Girl
Frans Hals - 1628-1630
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This famous work is one of Hals' most appealing and spontaneous works and is quite without the striving effect which sometimes characterises his portraits. The smile is a sort of 'low life' answer to the Mona Lisa. The handling is exceptionally free and transparent for the period. The half exposed breasts show that the girl is a prostitute.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre  (France - Paris)
Dates: 1628-1630
Artist age:Approximately 48 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 57.79 cm (22.75 in.), Width: 52.07 cm (20.5 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on board
Entered by: Member laure9 on 04 January 2009.
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