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Symposium / Boekpresentatie ‘Frans Hals and his workshop’ door prof. dr. Claus Grimm

RKD happily invite you to the festive launch of the RKD Study Frans Hals and his workshop, written by prof.dr. Claus GrimmOn Thursday July 4th, we celebrate the official publication of prof.dr. Claus Grimm’s comprehensive digital monograph and catalogue raisonné on Frans Hals. 

The first part of the RKD Study Frans Hals and his workshop comprises three monographic chapters on the life, work and reception of Frans Hals, and has been published online in December 2023.

On July 4th, the second and final part of the publication will be launched. It consists of a comprehensive catalogue raisonné of all paintings made by Frans Hals and his studio assistants, including artworks that are only documented through copies or prints, paintings with less straightforward attributions, and modern imitations.

Preliminary program 

13:30 Doors open 

14:00 Welcome 


Ellis Dullaart – A three-year journey with Frans Hals 

Frédérique Beerse – Beyond black. Looking at costume on the edge of portraiture and genre in the works of Frans Hals 


Norbert Middelkoop – Frans Hals’s clientele 

Short break  


Oana Stan – Hals’s reception through painted copies 

Kate Darnton – Hals is here, so here I stay: Copyists at the Stedelijk Museum in Haarlem 

Michiel Franken – The laughing cavalier 

Case study 

Claus Grimm – On the method of attribution: observing – comparing – analyzing 

16:30 Drinks 

17:30 End 

General information
When: 4 July 2024, 13:30-17:30 

Where: RKD – Netherlands Institute for Art History
Prins Willem-Alexanderhof 5, The Hague
Click here for the route.

Admission is free, please reserve your seat via: events@rkd.nl