The Story of A Wedding - Painting by Frans Hals Explained

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They just got married! This painting was made to celebrate the union between Isaac Massa and Beatrix van der Laen. They were both prominent citizens of Haarlem. He was a rich merchand and she was the daughter of the mayor. The bride does not wear white, because that was not in fashion yet. But she shows us her wedding ring…