- Frans [frahns] /frɑ̃s/, 1581?–1666, Dutch portrait and genre painter.
- a male given name, form of Harold.
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Look at Hals's women, how pleased they are to be painted, just as they are.Six Centuries of Painting
They departed, says Hals, "with small honour and less profit."The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
In a word, Mr. Hals is a gentleman, kind, intelligent and generous.Scandinavians on the Pacific, Puget Sound
Thomas Ostenson Stine
Perhaps Hals was degenerating with the passing age—certainly he was ageing.
When this masterpiece was painted, the Hals were in comfortable circumstances.
- Frans (frɑns). ? 1580–1666, Dutch portrait and genre painter: his works include The Laughing Cavalier (1624)
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