Frans Hals, The Laughing Cavalier, 1624. Oil on canvas, 33" x 26."
Regular readers of this blog will undoubtedly have noticed the absence of posts from the last ten days - this is because the staff of No Hassle at the Castle was away on a whirlwind tour of Paris and London, soaking in masterpiece after masterpiece. What a gas! Over the next few weeks I'll be rattling off installments of "Paintings I Like" about the amazing pictures I saw.
The Laughing Cavalier resides at the Wallace Collection in London, and rather than do a detailed analysis, I'd just like to pose a question: Wouldn't it be wonderful to wake up to this painting in your home every day?