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Frans Hals the Younger, Frans Hals II


Frans Hals the Younger (1618, Haarlem – 1669, Haarlem), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.


According to Houbraken he was the son of the painter Frans Hals and was like his brothers Harman and Jan, good at music and painting.[1] He was a member of the Haarlem Guild of St. Luke.[1]

According to the RKD he painted portraits and genre works, and spent most of his life in Haarlem. He influenced the painter Alexander Sanders. Still life paintings formerly attributed to him have since been attributed to other painters.[2] A portrait formerly attributed to him is in the collection of the Bredius Museum.[3]


(Dutch) Frans Hals Franszoon in Frans Hals Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
Frans Hals (II) in the RKD
Portrait of a gentleman at the Bredius museum website

Hals, Dirck
Hals, Frans
Hals, Frans the Younger
Hals, Harmen
Hals, Nicolaes

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