RIJCKHALS, Frans
(b. 1600, Middelburg, d. 1647, Middelburg)

Still-Life

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Oil on canvas
Musée des Beaux-Arts, Dunkerque

Frans Rijckhas was a Middelburg painter best known for his small peasant scenes which include displays of fruit and vegetables and of impressive 'pronk' still-lifes that include sumptuous gold and silver vessels. Several of Rijckhals's still-lifes were formerly attributed to Frans Hals the Younger on the basis of an erroneous reading of Rijckhals complicated monogram. No signed or documented work by Frans Hals the Younger is known.