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Tour: Frans Hals (Dutch, c. 1582/1583–1666)

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Frans Hals was the leading painter in seventeenth-century Haarlem, a Dutch city whose prosperity derived from brewing beer and producing luxury fabrics. Although Hals painted some scenes of daily life, he was primarily a portraitist. His large group portraits of the civic guards and the directors of charitable institutions, all of which remain in the Netherlands, are especially famous.

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Captions

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1Frans Hals, Portrait of an Elderly Lady, 1633
2Frans Hals, Portrait of a Member of the Haarlem Civic Guard, c. 1636/1638
3Frans Hals, Willem Coymans, 1645
4Frans Hals, Portrait of a Young Man, 1646/1648
5Frans Hals, Adriaen van Ostade, 1646/1648
6Frans Hals, Portrait of a Gentleman, 1650/1652
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7Frans Hals, Portrait of a Man, 1648/1650