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Wall masters Merry Drinker

The Merry Drinker




The Merry Drinker by Frans Hals can be ordered in various sizes and is a beautiful addition to the living room, bedroom or office.

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Original: oil on canvas 66,5 x 81 cm, wxh
Date: 1630

The happy drinkerThe actual title, A gunman holding a birch leaf, is a famous painting by the Dutch painter Frans Hals. The exact identity of the person portrayed has never been established, but the clothing suggests that it is a merchant in militia attire and is dated 1628-1630.

The mirth of the man depicted is relative. The man offers the viewer a glass of wine with his lips slightly open, indicating that he may want to say something. His reddened cheeks and his twinkling eyes suggest that he is surprised to see the viewer.

Frans Hals creates a lively and moving impression with his quick, loose and spontaneous brushwork. The Merry Drinker gives the impression of not having posed. The physical reality of the jolly drinker is unprecedentedly powerful, especially for a painting from that period.

Read more about the life and work of Frans Hals and see his paintings in our collection at painting page.

The Merry Drinker is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam

Frans Hals's Merry Drinker on your wall?

Would you like to have this beautiful Dutch masterpiece on your wall? Choose your favourite artwork in your desired size.

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the cloths are interchangeable
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Prices include frame and canvas. In the Netherlands and Belgium, shipping costs are included. For other countries: excluding shipping costs and import duties.