Frans Hals: The Male Portrait

What's On

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait

22 September 2021 – 30 January 2022
Admission Charge
#TheMalePortrait

In autumn 2021, The Wallace Collection will celebrate 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 has never been seen together with other works by the artist, and will form the centrepiece of the exhibition.

In the first ever show to focus solely on Hals’s portraits of men posing on their own, The Laughing Cavalier will be showcased alongside other great male portraits by Hals in order to explore his highly innovative approach to male portraiture in particular, from the beginning of his career in the 1610s until the end of his life in 1666.

This exhibition will bring together a careful selection of the artist’s best male portraits from Europe and North America. In doing so, the show will aim to demonstrate how, through pose and virtuosic painterly technique, Hals completely revolutionised the male portrait into something entirely new and fresh, capturing and revealing his sitters’ characters like no one else before him. It will also showcase the evolution of Hals’s style, which is especially evident in his male portraits, from finely painted works to those demonstrating increasingly free and loose handling in his later years.

 

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
22/09/2021 10:15 00:00
22/09/2021 10:45 00:00
22/09/2021 11:15 00:00
22/09/2021 11:45 00:00
22/09/2021 12:15 00:00
22/09/2021 12:45 00:00
22/09/2021 13:15 00:00
22/09/2021 13:45 00:00
22/09/2021 14:15 00:00
22/09/2021 14:45 00:00
22/09/2021 15:15 00:00
22/09/2021 15:45 00:00
View Full Schedule

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Adult + donation and Gift Aid £14
Adult £14
Art Fund + donation and Gift Aid £7
Art Fund £7
Concession + donation and Gift Aid £10
Concession (Jobseeker, 18-25s, Student, Disabled Adults) £10
Carers, Under 18s £0
Members £0
Book tickets