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Dirck Hals (Haarlem, 1591 – Haarlem, 1656)

Music-Making Company on a Terrace

ca. 1620

Young people have gathered in a garden, or perhaps a park. These beautiful, evidently wealthy people are dressed in stunning clothes. That scarlet ensemble, for example! Contemporaries would have understood that this is all about love: after all, like music, love depends on harmony. But the love portrayed here by Dirck Hals – younger brother of Frans – is not just spiritual, these revellers are openly flirting. Even the dogs are sniffing each other.

  • Creator

    Dirck Hals (Haarlem, 1591 – Haarlem, 1656)

  • Title

    Music-Making Company on a Terrace

  • Date

    ca. 1620

  • Collection

    Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, purchased with support from de Vereniging van Vrienden van het Frans Hals Museum

  • Material

    panel | H53 x W84 cm


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