Willem van Heythuysen
Frans Hals (1582-1666)

Willem van Heythuysen,

um 1625
Material / Technology / Carrier
Dimensions of the object
204,5 x 134,5 cm
Not on display
Inventory number
1969 durch Ankauf aus der Sammlung des Fürsten Franz Josef II. von Lichtenstein, Vaduz, erworben
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Frans Hals, Willem van Heythuysen, um 1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZnxwPdvLXg (Last updated on 02.05.2024)
The self-assurance of citizens in the young Dutch Republic is expressed in this portrait, which is the only known full-length and life-sized portrait by Hals. The wealthy cloth merchant is depicted in a theatrical pose against a palatial architectural background hung with drapery. His hand on the hip in a gesture intended to impress, and the sword, ruff, and laced cuffs are motifs that serve a purely representational purpose and are used to heighten the impression made on the viewer.

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