Portrait of a Young Woman by Frans Hals

This tender and wistful portrait by Hals reveals his most profound insights into the human condition.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
60 x 55.5 cm
Art Fund grant:
£5,000 ( Total: £35,000)
Acquired in:
1963
Vendor:
George Wyndham

It depicts a young woman in black dress and a deep, white collar tied with a yellow bow; her head gently tilted and her lips just parting to reveal a smile. The delicate play of light over her features and the restrained brushwork, unusual in his late works, add to the intimacy of the portrait and enhance the candour of the characterisation. This painting was purchased after a successful public appeal by the museum.

Provenance

Wyndham Collection

Venue details

Ferens Art Gallery Queen Victoria Square, HULL East Yorkshire HU1 3RA 01482 613 902 www.hullcc.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free to all

Daily, 10am – 5pm (Thu until 7.30pm, Sun until 4.30pm)

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