Masterpiece Meagre Company by Frans Hals
Original: oil on canvas, 429 x 209 wxh
The Meagre Company is a portrait of the Militia Company of District XI under the Command of Captain Reynier Reael.
A commission for a civic guard portrait was rarely granted to a painter from outside the city. Quite exceptionally, Frans Hals – from Haarlem – was asked to paint this group portrait. However, he soon found himself at odds with the guardsmen, and the Amsterdam painter Pieter Codde had to step in to finish the seven figures on the right. Known for his small-scale, very smoothly and finely executed works, Codde nevertheless imitated Hals’s loose style as best he could.
Read more about the life and work of Frans Hals on his painterspage
The Meager Company is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.
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