Masterpieces of the Golden Age

Frans Hals' vanitas

Masterpiece

Artist Frans Hals
Title Young man holding a skull (Vanitas)
Year c.1626-1628
Technique Oil on canvas
Current location National Gallery, London, U.K.

Frans Hals

Frans Hals (1580/81-1666) was a master of portrait painting. His work also includes large group portraits, but he really shines in portraits of individuals.

Young man holding a skull (Vanitas)

Young man holding a skull (Vanitas)

Young man holding a skull (Vanitas) is on permanent display in the National Gallery in London.