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The Rommel-Pot Player  1630

by Follower of Frans Hals

Renowned chiefly for his insightful portraits, Frans Hals also painted lively scenes of revelers and peasants at the beginning of his career. Particularly popular was his image of a Shrovetide entertainer who stirs a rommel-pot to delight a crowd of children with its screeching noise. The composition was frequently copied—this version was once given to Hals himself and lat...
15 1/16 × 12 5/16 in. (39.1 × 30.5 cm)
Oil on panel
Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago