A colour scheme in buff and yellow, quite in Hals's better vein. The wonderful hat is done easily and truly, as also the hair, beard, face, ruff, and yellow coat.
The left hand (and arm) with a glass is a little curious in fore-shortening, as also the right arm. The belt and the figure it encircles are quite right.
This is a well-known Hals, painted with gusto and verve, in perfect keeping with the subject. Such a tour de force does not rise to the height of the master's work at Haarlem, however. There he is to be seen at his best.