Portrait of an Elderly Lady  1633

by Frans Hals

The strength and vitality of the people who helped establish the new Dutch Republic are nowhere better captured than in the work of Frans Hals, who was the preeminent portrait painter in Haarlem, the most important artistic center of Holland in the early part of the seventeenth century. This unidentified sitter—one of Hals’ most impressive portraits—was sixty years old whe...
102.5 x 86.9 cm (40 3/8 x 34 3/16 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of National Gallery of Art, Washington