Portrait of a Woman, Frans Hals, c. 1635

Portrait of a Woman, Frans Hals, c. 1635

oil on canvas, h 79.5cm × w 66.5cm. More details

Compared with the dynamic Portrait of a Man, this one of his wife makes a somewhat more formal impression. The pose is traditional, with the upper torso turned slightly to the left. She looks straight at the viewer, her lips slightly parted as though she is about to speak. Her face is rendered in much thinner paint than that of her husband, beautifully suggesting the greater softness of a woman’s skin.

On display in room 2.14 Frans Hals

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

MoniqueRozendal added this work to Meisjes

May 22 2016 - 5 works 0 0

Marjan Hielken added this work to Haarlem aan Spaarne

May 18 2016 - 281 works 185 3

Kavan Webb added this work to Portraits

May 15 2016 - 62 works 0 0

Make your own creations with this work