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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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