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Frans Hals (I)

FH in ligature
painter, draftsperson
North Netherlandish, South Netherlandish
After the conquest of Antwerp on August 15, 1585 the Hals family moved to Haarlem before July 1586. In the same month the name was deleted from the register of taxpayers with the note that the family had left Antwerp (Saur 2010).
Antwerp (city) 1582/1583
Haarlem (city) 1666-08-26/1666-08-29
Frans Hals was buried on 1 September 1666 in the choir of Saint Bavo's Church in Haarlem (Van Thiel-Stroman 2006, p. 181). Houbraken mentions 29 August 1666 as burial date.
Family relationships
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son of Franchois Fransz. Hals from Malines/Mechelen (ca. 1542-1610), cloth-dealer and his second wife, Adriaentje van Geertenryck (Antwerp c. 1552-Haarlem after November 1616); married 1) to Anneke Harmensdr. Abeels (1590-1615) and 2) to Lysbeth Reyniersdr. (1593-1675) in Spaarndam on 12 February 1617; father of Harmen Fransz. Hals (1611-1669), Frans Hals II (ca. 1618-1669), Johannes Hals (1620-1674), Adriaentje Fransdr. Hals (born 1623, married in Amsterdam 1654 to painter Pieter Gerritsz van Roestraten (1630-1700), Jacob Hals (born 1624), Reinier Fransz. Hals (1627-1672), Nicolaes Hals (1628-1686) and Maria Hals (born 1631)
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  • Haarlem (stad) 1591 - 1666
    His brother Dirck was christened on 19 March 1591 in the Grote Kerk/Sint-Bavokerk: first mention of the presence in Haarlem of the family. Frans was a member of Saint Luke's Guild in 1610; appointed head of the guild on January 16, 1644 for one year; he was constantly in dire need of money: 1661 released from the obligation to pay the guild (Saur 2010).
  • Antwerpen (stad) 1616
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
genre, portrait, child portrait, Christian religious scene, peasant genre
oil paint
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Creation date: 1991-12-15; Last modified date: 2023-08-25


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