Tieleman Roosterman's business in fine linen and silk fabrics extended as far as France. Given his trade, it is no surprise that Hals emphasized costume here, luxurious despite its sober color.
Here Roosterman wears a black doublet with slashed sleeves, a wide collar, lace-edged cuffs, and breeches, as well as a large beaver hat. The inscription at the upper right, painted by Hals, gives the sitter's age as 36 and the painting's date.
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, inv. no. 9009, since 1947.
Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections, 1949-1950, no. 43.
Zurich, Kunsthaus, Holländer des 17. Jahrhunderts, 1953, no. 43.
Rome, Palazzo della Esposizione, Mostra di Pittura Olandese del Seicento, 1954, no. 45.
Milan, Palazzo Reale, Mostra di Pittura 0landese del Seicento, 1954, no. 52.
Haarlem, Frans Halsmuseum, Frans Hals, 1962, no. 34.
Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Restaurierte Gemälde, Die Restaurierwerkstätte der Gemäldegalerie des Kunsthistorischen Museums, etc., 1996/1997, no. 12.
"Masterpieces of European Painting from The Cleveland Museum of Art": The Frick Collection (11/8/2006 - 1/28/2007), exh. cat. no. 9, p. 48-51.
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage (March 29, 2007 - July 8, 2007): "Masterpieces of European Painting from the Cleveland Museum of Art"
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