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Boy with a Glass and a Lute

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Year  1626 (1626)
Artist  Frans Hals
Media  Oil paint
Medium  Oil on canvas
Created  1626
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Catalogue  Seymour Slive, Catalog 1974: #26
Dimensions  100 cm × 90 cm (39 in × 35 in)
Location  Guildhall Art Gallery, London
Similar  Frans Hals artwork, Oil paintings

Boy with a Glass and a Lute is a painting by the Dutch Golden Age painter Frans Hals, painted in 1626 and now in the Guildhall Art Gallery, London.



The painting shows a boy with a lute who is holding a glass above his head with his right hand; with his left hand, he balances a lute which rests on a table.


In his 1910 catalog of Frans Hals works Hofstede de Groot wrote: "82. THE LAUGHING MANDOLINE-PLAYER. M. 214. A young man with long dishevelled hair sits holding up in his right hand a glass full of wine, at which he looks with a smile. His dark costume is trimmed with blue ; his cap hangs on the back of his head, to the left. With his left hand he holds up one end of a mandoline, the other end of which rests on a table. Signed on the right with the monogram ; panel, 36 inches by 30 inches.

Exhibited at the Royal Academy Winter Exhibition, London, 1891, No. 72."

Hals' positioning of a figure looking upwards was common to many of his genre paintings of the 1620s:

This painting is probably related to The Fingernail Test:


Boy with a Glass and a Lute Wikipedia

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