Laughing Cavalier
by Frans Hals, 1624

Wallace Collection, London, London

collar shoulder sleeve & cuff

An unknown gentleman who was, according to the inscription in the upper right corner, 26 at the time he was portrayed. The work was probably commissioned by the sitter.

Frans Hals:
* c. 1581-85 Antwerpen (?)
# 1/9/1666 Haarlem
brother and teacher of Dirck Hals, noted for his group and single portraits upper and lower class commoners