Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650)

Artist: Frans Hals (Dutch, Antwerp 1582/83–1666 Haarlem)

Date: ca. 1636–38

Medium: Oil on canvas

Dimensions: 31 3/4 x 26 in. (80.6 x 66 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: The Jules Bache Collection, 1949

Accession Number: 49.7.33

Description

This brilliantly painted portrait can be dated on the basis of the stylish costume. Duyst van Voorhout was a Haarlem brewer, one of the most lucrative professions of the period. He had forty-seven pictures at the time of his death, but none of the portraits—as was common in estate inventories—is assigned an artist's name.

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