Dirk Hals: Merry Company, 1640
Source: Wikimedia Commons (see "image archives" below)
Dirk Hals Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!Art Market:
Fitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Kunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)
Louvre Museum Database, Paris
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
National Gallery, London, UK
A Party at Table
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam NEW!
Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford, UK
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Music-Making Company on a Terrace, 1620/25
Festive Company in a Renaissance Room, 1628
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands (in Dutch)
Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Teylers Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands NEW!
Works from the museum's drawings and engravings collection
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)
UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Sotheby's Sold Lot ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
Google Art ProjectArticles and Reference Sites:
The Fête Champêtre (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)
Dirk Hals at The Art Renewal Center
Dirk Hals in the Web Gallery of Art
Wikimedia Commons Image Database
World Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)
Dirk Hals at CGFA
Memory of the Netherlands Project
Great scans; use your mouse wheel to zoom in on the detail images
PBase Photo Sharing
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RKD Netherlands Imagebase NEW!
Eclectic database of images that range from old black-and-white photos to superb, zoomable reproductions
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RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.