Willem van Heythuysen

Willem van Heythuysen

Artist
Frans Hals
Dating
um 1625
More about this artwork
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.
Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Inventory Number
14101
Birth year of the artist
1582
Year the artist deceased
1666
Dimensions of the object
204,5 x 134,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Origin
1969 durch Ankauf aus der Sammlung des Fürsten Franz Josef II. von Lichtenstein, Vaduz, erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Frans Hals, Willem van Heythuysen, um 1625, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/ZnxwPdvLXg (Last updated on 09.02.2022)

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