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Portrait of a Lady

A work made of oil on canvas.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

1627

Artist:

Hals, Frans
Dutch, 1582/83-1666

About this artwork

Frans Hals, one of the most celebrated portrait painters of the 17th century, demonstrated here his signature verve in inscribing decoration on black satin and capturing the freshness of his subject’s skin. Adopting the portrait conventions established by such specialists as Paulus Moreelse, Hals enlivened this sitter through the application of loose brushstrokes to create highlights on her lace cap and brocaded bodice. The plain background, which bears the date of the painting and the age of the sitter, focuses attention on the 33-year-old woman’s face and fine attire.

Status

On View, Gallery 213

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Frans Hals

Title

Portrait of a Lady

Origin

Holland

Date

1627

Medium

Oil on canvas

Inscriptions

Signed and dated AETAT SUAE 33/ANO 1627

Dimensions

34 1/4 x 27 13/16 in. (86.5 x 70.7 cm)

Credit Line

Max and Leola Epstein Collection

Reference Number

1954.287

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