Frans Hals: The Male Portrait
In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection celebrated Frans Hals’s (1582/3-1666) most famous and beloved painting, The Laughing Cavalier, painted in 1624. Since it entered the Wallace Collection in 1865 as the only work by Hals, this iconic image had never previously been seen together with other works by the artist. It formed the centrepiece of the Frans Hals: The Male Portrait exhibition, which ran from 22 September 2021 – 30 January 2022.
Explore our 3D virtual exhibition here and discover our fascinating multimedia guide, containing insightful commentary from exhibition curator, Dr Lelia Packer. You can also enjoy observations from our special guest contributor, Grayson Perry, in conversation with Dr Xavier Bray, Director of the Wallace Collection.
Use your arrow keys to move around the space, click and drag to turn in any direction, and click and hold on an artwork to learn more. Use the menu at the top to navigate between views.
Please be aware that the 3D exhibition space may take a couple of minutes to load, as the images are very high quality, and the space performs best on desktop computers.
This is the result of a special collaboration between the Wallace Collection and Vortic.