Outstanding German Heubach 1900's Hand Painted "Portrait of the Dutch Artist, Franz Hals" 10-3/4" Plate by Artist, "Seegers Dr."
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage hand painted Germany Heubach Portrait of the Dutch Artist, "Franz Hals".
Franz Hals was born in 1582 or 1583, in Antwerp as the son of a cloth merchant., Hals' parents fled during the Fall of Antwerp (1584–1585) from the Spanish Netherlands to Haarlem, where he lived for the remainder of his life.
Hals studied under another Flemish émigré, Karel van Mander, whose Mannerist influence, however, is barely noticeable in Hals' work. In 1610, Hals became a member of the Haarlem Guild of Saint Luke, and he started to earn money as an art restorer for the city council. He worked on their large art collection that Karel van Mander had described in his Schilderboeck ("Painter's Book") published in Haarlem in 1604.
The earliest known example of Hals' art is the portrait of Jacobus Zaffius (1611). His 'breakthrough' came with the life-size group portrait, The Banquet of the Officers of the St George Militia Company in 1616. His most noted portrait today is the one he made in 1649 of René Descartes.
Where Hals contemporaries such as Rembrandt moved their households according to the caprices of their patrons, Hals remained in Haarlem and insisted that his customers come to him. According to the Haarlem archives, a schutterstuk that Hals started in Amsterdam was finished by Pieter Codde because Hals refused to paint in Amsterdam, insisting that the militiamen come to Haarlem to sit for their portraits. Although Hals' work was in demand throughout his life. In addition to his painting, he continued throughout his life to work as a restorer, art dealer, and art tax expert for the city councilors.
At a time when the Dutch nation fought for independence during the Eighty Years' War, Hals was a member of the local schutterij, a military guild. According to its 19th-century painting frame, Hals included a self-portrait in his 1639 painting of the St. Joris company.
Frans Hals died in Haarlem in 1666 and was buried in the city's St. Bavo Church. He had been receiving a city pension, which was highly unusual and a sign of the esteem with which he was regarded.
This is an outstanding piece of hand painted porcelain art by the Artist, "Seegers Dr." and was painted circa 1900's. The hand painted Portrait is that of the famous Dutch Artist, Franz Hals. The beautiful rendition displays the Artist in his finest clothing and the Artwork is labeled "Officer Franz Hals 1624". At the time Franz Hals was a member of the local Haarlem Military Guild. The Artist, "Seegers Drs." displays the detailed and outstanding Portrait in a 2" gilded gold etched border......which lends to the exquisite presentation.
The exceptional Heubach hand painted Portrait of "Franz Hals" is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being overall excellent.
The superb Portrait hand painted Plate of "Franz Hals" displays several early German "Heubach" marks and has a inscription which includes "Officer Franz Hals, 1624".
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