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Family Group in a Landscape

Known in the 20th century as Frans Hals and his Family, this image falls within the category known as he group portrait. A widely used genre in Holland, the first known example by Hals is The Banquet of the Officers of the Haarlem Militia Company of Saint Georgeof 1616. This was followed by others of the same type including the Regents of the St. Elizabeth Hospital of 1641 and the two paintings of…