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The Traveller
The Traveller The Traveller

By Frans Hals

The Traveller
The Traveller The Traveller

In the seventeenth century portraits were often completed in several lengthy sessions. This small painting of a man in travelling dress is an exception. Hals did not prepare the panel; he painted the entire work wet-in-wet without using any varnish, and finished it in one sitting—a testimony to his extraordinary virtuosity. The small size meant that the sitter could easily carry his portrait home with him.



On display



oil on panel


35 × 26 cm


Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, on long term loan from a Private Collection. Photo: René Gerritsen

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