Frans Hals painting fetches 2 million dollars

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At the end of January, a 17th-century painting by Frans Hals entitled ‘Portrait of a Man, Half-Length’ owned by deceased American actress Elizabeth Taylor was auctioned for 2 million dollars (roughly 1,521,000 euro), twice as much as it was expected to fetch.

Until last year experts attributed the painting to a student of Frans Hals until an expert from the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem (shown here) proved it was from the master himself, painted between 1625 and 1635.

(Links: artmarketmonitor.com, Photo of Frans Hals Museum by Andy Field, some rights reserved)

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