"Hals, (Frank,) born at Mechlin in 1584. An excellent portrait painter, contemporary with Van Dyck. He had a lively and prompt genius, and applied himself diligently to the study of nature, as well as to the true principles of his art, in regard to colouring and pencilling." No. 59.--An Interior with Four Figures, exhibiting his excellencies to great advantage; the freedom and boldness of his pencil, and the effect of his pencil, and the effect of his peculiar mode of mixing his tints, whereby a surprising force is given to the objects, are very conspicuous. [Pp. 12-13.]
Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Collection of the Works of the Old Masters now Being exhibited at the Gallery of the National Academy of Design in Broadway. 1849. New-York: George F. Nesbitt, Stationer and Printer, corner of Wall and Water Streets. 1849.