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Frans Hals Portraits

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium

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While recent restoration work was being carried out on Frans Hals’ Three Children with a Goat Cart, in the collection of the Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, art historians confirmed a theory that the work was part of the Dutch Golden Age painter’s larger Portrait of the Van Campen family, which was split into several parts at the start of the 19th century. This exhibition reunites the work at the museum with two other fragments for the first time in more than two centuries, showing them alongside additional family portraits by Hals to explore how he transformed the genre. Find out more from the RMFAB’s website. 

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Children of the Van Campen Family with a Goat-Cart, Framn Hals

Children of the Van Campen Family with a Goat-Cart (c. 1623–25), Frans Hals. Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, Brussels

Portrait of a Boy of the Van Campen Family, Frans Hals

Portrait of a Boy of the Van Campen Family (c. 1623–25), Frans Hals. Private European collection

The Van Campen Family in a Landscape, Frans Hals

The Van Campen Family in a Landscape (c. 1623–25), Frans Hals. Toledo Museum of Art

Proposed reconstruction of Frans Hals’ complete The Van Campen Family in a Landscape

Proposed reconstruction of Frans Hals’ complete The Van Campen Family in a Landscape. Courtesy Toledo Museum of Art

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