(b. 1591, Haarlem, d. 1656, Haarlem)
Merry Company at Table1627-29
Oil on oak, 28 x 44 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin
Frans Hals gifted brother Dirck painted his indoor festivity with many musical instruments. The ribald nature of this image is indicated by the preponderance of men over women, a prerequisite for gang behaviour.