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Far left Frans Hals (c.1582–1666) The Laughing Cavalier, 1624, © Trustees of the Wallace Collection, London

Left Frans Hals (c.1582– 1666) Portrait of a Man, Possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout, c. 1636-1638, © The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Below left Frans Hals (c.1582–1666) Portrait of Tieleman Roosterman, 1634, © The Cleveland Museum of Art

1Man’s world Male portraits by Frans Hals (c.1582–1666), one of the greatest masters of the Dutch Golden Age, continue centre stage at an exhibition in London.

Frans Hals: The Male Portrait, on at the Wallace collection until January 30, includes Hals’ most famous and enigmatic painting The Laughing Cavalier, 1624. The purchase of the painting in 1865 by the 4th Marquess of Hertford (1800-1870), the Wallace Collection’s principal founde r, was instrumental in the revival of Hals’ work during the 19th centur y.

3to see in OCTOBER

Above right Richard Carline (1896-1980), Portrait of a Progressive Woman, early 1920s, © Liss Llewellyn

Far right David Foggie (18781948), Portrait of the Artist’s Future Wife, c. 1920, © Liss Llewellyn

Right Mary Adshead (1904 -1995), Portrait of Daphne Charlton, c. 1935, © Liss Fine Art / Bridgeman Images

2Face value A major survey of 20th-century British portraiture continues at a Newcastle gallery this month, featuring more than 85 works from the late 19th century to the 1940s.

The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle is staging Portrait of an Artist, until February 26, 2022, featuring the work of Sir William Orpen, Evelyn Dunbar, Winifred Knights and Gilbert Spencer.

3Wave hello More than 100 newly rediscovered drawings by Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), have gone on public display at the British Museum.

Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything, which opened on September 30, features a number of illustrations for an unpublished book, The Great Picture Book of Everything.

Formerly owned by the art nouveau jeweller Henri Vever (1854–1942), the drawings resurfaced in Paris in 2019. The London museum houses one of the world’s most comprehensive collections of Hokusai.

The exhibition, which includes Hokusai’s famous ‘The Great Wave’, continues until January 30, 2022.

Right Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) two Illustrations for The Great Picture Book of Everything, © The Trustees of the British Museum

Left Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) Under the Wave off Kanagawa (‘The Great Wave’), 1831, © The Trustees of the British Museum, also on show at this month’s exhibition


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