Frans Hals

Portrait of a Seated Man

c. 1645
Although suggestions have been made as to the sitter of this portrait - including two fellow artists from Hals' home town of Haarlem - his identity remains unknown. It is possible that the work belongs to a group of small portraits created for personal enjoyment. In his hand, the sitter holds a branch from an unidentified plant, possibly holly.
Artist
Title
Portrait of a Seated Man
Date
c. 1645
Medium
Painting
Materials
oil on oak
Dimensions
42.4 x 33 cm
Nationality
Dutch
Credit line
Purchased 1969
Accession number
15901