Portrait of a Man in his Thirties

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 dates
1582/3 - 1666
Full title
Portrait of a Man in his Thirties
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
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
Location in Gallery