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Frans Hals from The Red Leather Archive

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This edition of the Red Leather Archive recalls Christie’s sale of Elizabeth Taylor’s art collection.  A clandestine treasure tucked away from the Old Master’s market by the 17th century Dutch master Frans Hals: Portrait of a Gentleman, Half-Length, in a Black Coat.  At one time, the portrait hung over the fireplace at Elizabeth Taylor’s Bel Air home.  Hals is often compared to Rembrandt for his vigorous and humorous depictions of the growing merchant class.  A few images will follow verifying his abilities in facial expression. Continue reading

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