Case Review: A Last Laugh from Frans Hals (UK)

By Eve Gatenby. Most Frans Hals portraits have a kind of swagger to them that suggests that they are enjoying a good joke at the viewer’s expense, from the smirk of “The Laughing Cavalier” (1624), to the full-blown hilarity of “Malle Babbe” (1633-35). The portrait “Unknown Gentleman” purchased by Richard Hedreen’s company EPC Nevada in […]