Frans Hals, ‘Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman’, 1634, Painting, Oil on canvas, Cleveland Museum of Art
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Frans Hals

Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman, 1634

Oil on canvas
46 1/10 × 34 3/10 in
117 × 87 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Cleveland
Cleveland Museum of Art
Cleveland

An extremely wealthy linen and silk merchant in Haarlem, Tieleman Roosterman was 36 years old when …

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Frans Hals
Dutch, 1582–1666
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Frans Hals is best known for his dynamic portraits of wealthy citizens of Haarlem, a Dutch city where prosperity derived from brewing beer and producing luxury fabrics. Rejecting the static poses of traditional portraiture, Hals conveys in his subjects an impression of spontaneity and individuality. In Portrait of a Man (ca. 1635-38), the sitter seems to lean against the oval frame as if looking out a window. Next to Rembrandt and Vermeer, Hals is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest Dutch painters of the “Golden Age,” his bold brushwork inspiring Realist and Impressionist painters.

Frans Hals, ‘Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman’, 1634, Painting, Oil on canvas, Cleveland Museum of Art
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An extremely wealthy linen and silk merchant in Haarlem, Tieleman Roosterman was 36 years old when Frans Hals painted his portrait. Unlike many Dutch painters of the period, Hals favored strong, visible brushstrokes that convey the vitality of his sitters. Roosterman strikes a confident pose, his costume sober but …

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Frans Hals
Dutch, 1582–1666
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Frans Hals is best known for his dynamic portraits of wealthy citizens of Haarlem, a Dutch city where prosperity derived from brewing beer and producing luxury fabrics. Rejecting the static poses of traditional portraiture, Hals conveys in his subjects an impression of spontaneity and individuality. In Portrait of a Man (ca. 1635-38), the sitter seems to lean against the oval frame as if looking out a window. Next to Rembrandt and Vermeer, Hals is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest Dutch painters of the “Golden Age,” his bold brushwork inspiring Realist and Impressionist painters.

Frans Hals

Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman, 1634

Oil on canvas
46 1/10 × 34 3/10 in
117 × 87 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Cleveland
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