(b. 1591, Haarlem, d. 1656, Haarlem)
Music-Making Company on a Terracec. 1620
Oil on panel, 53 x 84 cm
Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem
The painting depicts people at a garden party. In the background a fountain with Bacchus can be seen. Dirck Hals, brother of Frans Hals, often used this theme. Subjects and setting varied, but the message remained the same: warning against lightheartedness and an encouragement of modesty.