A Banquet

Dirck Hals Dutch

Not on view

Frans Hals's younger brother Dirck probably studied with him and perhaps with the Rotterdam genre painter Willem Buytewech (1591/92–1624), who worked in Haarlem about 1612–17. Like Buytewech, Dirck was a specialist in depicting small figures, often with close attention to fashionable costume details. His colorful and painterly technique owed a great deal to his more gifted older brother. The present painting is generally abraded by cleaning in the past; wood grain is visible throughout the thinned paint layers, especially in the lighter passages.

A Banquet, Dirck Hals (Dutch, Haarlem 1591–1656 Haarlem), Oil on wood

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