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Frans Hals, ‘The Laughing Cavalier,’ 1624. © Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

Closing soon: Wallace Collection’s Frans Hals exhibition

Frans Hals, ‘The Laughing Cavalier,’ 1624. © Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

Frans Hals, ‘The Laughing Cavalier,’ 1624. © Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

LONDON – Frans Hals (circa 1582 or 1583–1666) is one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age, praised by his contemporaries for his capacity to paint lifelike portraits that seem ‘to live and breathe’. In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection began a celebration of Hals’s most famous and beloved and enigmatic painting, The Laughing Cavalier (1624) in the form of Frans Hals: The Male Portrait, a show that continues through January 30, 2022.

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Dutch police make arrest in thefts of Van Gogh, Hals works

Van Gogh's ‘The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884’, which was stolen from a museum in the Netherlands in March 2020.

Van Gogh’s ‘The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884,’ which was stolen from a museum in the Netherlands in March 2020. Public domain image

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Dutch police arrested a suspect Tuesday in the theft last year of two valuable paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Frans Hals from different museums, a spokeswoman said. The paintings, however, remain missing.

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