The Rommel-Pot Player

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.

Date:

c. 1630

Artist:

Follower of Frans Hals
Dutch, 1582/83–1666

About this artwork

Renowned chiefly for his insightful portraits, Frans Hals also painted lively scenes of revelers and peasants at the beginning of his career. Particularly popular was his image of a Shrovetide entertainer who stirs a rommel-pot to delight a crowd of children with its screeching noise. The composition was frequently copied—this version was once given to Hals himself and later assigned to Judith Leyster, who probably worked in Hals’s Haarlem workshop about 1630. However, the painting does not show Judith Leyster’s distinctive style and should instead be considered to be the work of an unknown close follower of Hals paraphrasing his virtuoso brushwork.

On View

European Painting and Sculpture, Gallery 212

Artist

Follower of Frans Hals

Title

The Rommel-Pot Player

Origin

Netherlands

Date

1625–1635

Medium

Oil on panel

Dimensions

15 1/16 × 12 5/16 in. (39.1 × 30.5 cm)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1947.78

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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