Frans Hals (Dutch, 1582/83–1666). Portrait of a Man, possibly Nicolaes Pietersz Duyst van Voorhout (born about 1600, died 1650), ca. 1636–38. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 (49.7.33) #mustache #movember
The Five Eldest Children of Charles I: Creator: Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) (artist) Creation Date: Signed and dated 1637 Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85).The Royal Collection Trust, The British Monarchy.
It's hard to believe that Anthony van Dyck was only around 21 when he painted this. I have seen this several times at the National Gallery in London and it never fails to take my breath away. My Favourite portrait painting.
Rembrandt, 1660. The dozen or more self-portraits that date from each decade of Rembrandt's career vary considerably in composition, expression and technique. In the late examples, the broad applications of paint convey a candid record of the artist's aging features