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Frans Hals: Book Now

The Wallace Collection’s new exhibition on Frans Hals’s Male Portraits opens on 22 September, offering the perfect lunch break activity.

The Dutch ‘Golden Age’ painter’s most famous and beloved painting, The Laughing Cavalier, painted in 1685, entered the Wallace Collection in 1865 and has never been seen together with other works by the artist. The portrait will form the centrepiece of the exhibition, which will explore Hals’s highly innovative and captivating approach to male portraiture through a selection of his work, brought together from Europe and North America.

One of the Quarter’s cultural gems, now is a great time to show your support for the Wallace Collection with fewer international tourists in the capital than we’re used to. Tickets are £14 for adults, £10 for concessions and under 18s and Wallace Collection members can see the exhibition for free. Book in advance on the Wallace Collection website – and we highly recommend dropping by the museum’s beautiful restaurant for a coffee afterwards!

For those working from home, the Wallace Collection is still running its Wallace From Home series of online events, from ‘meet the expert’ webinars to informative courses.

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