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Portrait of Claes Duyst van Voorhout  1638

by Frans Hals

This brilliantly painted portrait can be dated on the basis of the stylish costume. Duyst van Voorhout was a Haarlem brewer, one of the most lucrative professions of the period. He had forty-seven pictures at the time of his death, but none of the portraits—as was common in estate inventories—is assigned an artist's name. (Source: [url=https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collect...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art