Frans Hals art links 


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Frans Hals: The Meagre Company (detail), 1633-37
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Frans Hals

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, ca.1582-1666]

• Relationships: Brother of Dirk Hals.
Studied under Karel van Mander.
Hals' many students included Adriaen Brouwer, Gerrit Adriaensz. Berckheyde, Dirck van Delen, Jan Miense Molenaer, Adriaen van Ostade, Jan Cornelisz. Verspronck and Judith Leyster.
• Subject matter:  Specializes in Portraits.
• Browse all:  Dutch artists

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    Frans Hals Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SiteAlte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Notable SiteArt Institute of Chicago   NEW!

Notable SiteFrans Hals at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
2 works online

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum at the University of Cambridge, UK
Portrait of a man, 1660-63

Notable SiteFitzwilliam Museum PHAROS Website, Cambridge, UK

Notable SiteFrans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
Dutch museum with 12 works by Hals in their collection

Notable SiteFrans Hals Museum, Haarlem, Netherlands
paintings listed in the museum database

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Portrait of a Young Man Holding a Glove, ca.1650
Portrait of Man

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Saint John the Evangelist, 1625

Notable SiteKrannert Art Museum, Illinois
Portrait of Cornelis Guldewagen

Notable SiteKunsthistorisches Museum Databank, Vienna (in German)  

Notable SiteLiechtenstein Museum, Vienna
Portrait of a Man, 1650/52 (Zoom)

Notable SiteFrans Hals at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Buffoon with a Lute, ca.1624-26

Notable SiteLouvre Museum Database, Paris
3 paintings

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas  
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Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
2 works online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Canada, Ottawa  

Notable SiteNorton Simon Museum, Pasadena, California

Notable SiteFrans Hals at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
5 works online

Notable SiteFrans Hals at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
11 works by Frans Hals online

Notable SiteStädel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany
Portrait of a Man and a Woman

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
De Heer Bodolphe

Notable SiteYale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut  
Mevrouw Bodolphe

Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Isaak Abrahamsz. Massa

Brooklyn Museum, New York City

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio   NEW!
Portrait of a Dutch Family, 1630s
Portrait Of Verdonck, 1620s

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

E.G. Bührle Collection, Zurich
(Click on the title to see a specific work, then click on the image to enlarge)
Portrait of a Man, ca.1660-66

Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, England
Portrait of a young woman, 1655-60

Frick Collection, New York City
4 works online

Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, Texas
The Rommel Pot Player

Frans Hals in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Memorial Art Gallery of the University of Rochester, New York
Portrait of a Man

Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Brazil (in Portuguese)  

Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (in German)  

Museumslandschaft Hessen, Germany (in German)  

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
A Fisherboy

Ringling Museum of Art, Florida
Portrait of Pieter Jacobsz. Olycan, ca.1639

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
2 works online

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Portrait of a Woman, ca.1650-52

San Diego Museum of Art, California   NEW!

State Museums of Berlin

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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Szépmûvészeti Múzeum, Budapest (in Hungarian)  

Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
Several paintings by Frans Hals

The Kremer Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
Collection of paintings based at the Mauritshuis

The Wallace Collection, London, UK
The Laughing Cavalier, 1624

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Family Group in a Landscape, ca.1645-48

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
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Fisherman Playing the Violin, ca.1630

Timken Museum of Art, San Diego, California
Portrait of a Man

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Art Fund for UK Museums

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

UK National Inventory of Continental European Paintings (NICE)

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
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Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Portrait of a Couple in a Landscape (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Malle Babbe (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
Singing Boy with Flute (Gemäldegalerie, Berlin)

Notable SiteFrans Hals at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SiteFrans Hals at The Artchive  

Notable SiteFrans Hals at The Athenaeum  

Notable SiteWeb Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)

Aiwaz Panopticon


Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  


El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Humanities Web  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Painting from a 2008-2009 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

USC Annenberg School for Communication

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Miscellaneous Sites:
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Frans Hals  
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Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Biographical info

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Taft Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio
"Putting a Name to the Face: Frans Hals' Portrait of a Man", an illustrated article in .PDF format

The Guardian Newspaper, UK
Essay on The Laughing Cavalier, 1624

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