Malle Babbe, after Frans Hals

Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart French
After Frans Hals Dutch
Publisher P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.

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Jacquemart made this print after the painting (71.76)—attributed at the time to Frans Hals—as part of a portfolio celebrating the founding collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. In his review of the prints, the British critic and etching advocate, Philip Gilbert Hamerton, declared this work "one of the most powerful plates in the series, the execution being full of audacity and rude vigor." Proponents of the etching revival in the nineteenth century touted the suitability of the medium for interpreting painterly styles and the vigorous brushwork of Hals provided a good test case.

Malle Babbe, after Frans Hals, Jules-Ferdinand Jacquemart (French, Paris 1837–1880 Paris), Etching, third state of four (Gonse)

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