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Portrait of a Man in his Thirties
Frans Hals

Leaning back and with his head turned towards the viewer, the sitter appears relaxed. The vivacity of the brushwork gives the portrait a remarkable sense of immediacy. The sitter has not been identified: his age and the date (1633) when he sat for Hals are inscribed beneath the artist's monogram.

The canvas has been cut on the right edge so that the second digit of his age has been lost.

Key facts
Artist Frans Hals
Artist dates 1582/3 - 1666
Full title Portrait of a Man in his Thirties
Date made 1633
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 64.8 x 50.2 cm
Inscription summary Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit Presented by Miss Emily Jane Wood at the wish of her uncle, Decimus Burton, 1888
Inventory number NG1251
Location in Gallery Room 23
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