|Hals, Anna van der Aar, oil on wood, 1626|
|Hals, Petrus Scriverius|
At the time, I asked curator Walter Liedke when we might see them again, and he said, “The small works will be back.” When the Rembrandt show was taken down, though, and the Dutch galleries rehung, these two were nowhere to be seen.
Four years later, they were stars again, this time in Met’s Frans Hals show.
And now they are, holding their own among some of the most famous Dutch paintings in the Met’s collection, including Rembrandt’s “Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer.”
|The Hals portraits newly installed|
Images: First and second from the Metropolitan Museum website.
Text and third photo Copyright 2012 Laura Gilbert