Monday, November 10, 2014

Rommel Pot

We have been enjoying showing guests our new town, Fort Worth, Texas. Part of the nickel tour, as Tom calls it, always includes a walk through the beautiful Kimbell Art Museum.
This is another of my favorite paintings there, which is part of their permanent collection. Painted by Fran Hals,  between 1618 and 1620. He was a Dutch portrait painter who lived in Haarlem,The Netherlands (1580-1666).

The painting is titled The Rommel Pot Player. A rommel pot is a type of friction drum.
I love the way the rosy cheeked children seem delighted with his performance.

I saw my first Frans Hals painting when I lived in The Netherlands, in the late seventies, at The Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. Some day I would like to go back to the Netherlands, and visit The Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands.


  1. Goodness me, reading back you have been having a hectic time lately Janey.. fun though :) looking forward to seeing that amazing staircase decorated for the Christmas season, bet it will look amazing.

  2. i think you'd make great tour guides. :)

  3. Nice painting indeed. I must admit I haven't been in the Frans Hals Museum for a loooong time. Have to go there soon.

  4. It's a lovely photo with a painting to remember fondly.