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Carel Fabritius: Young Master Painter

Carel Fabritius: Self-portrait • Photo courtesy of Mauritshuis
Carel Fabritius: Self-portrait
Photo courtesy of Mauritshuis
Carel Fabritius: Young Master Painter
THE HAGUE  •  Mauritshuis  •  Ongoing
Carel Fabritius (1622 - 1654), a pupil of Rembrandt, had a decisive influence on Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch and Emanuel de Witte. He painted a masterpiece, The Goldfinch, in 1654. This true-to-life portrait of a little bird is one of the Mauritshuis’ most beloved works of art. While the small painting is world famous, its maker is less known. The explosion of the municipal arsenal in Delft in 1654 not only took the painter’s life but destroyed many of his work as well.

The Mauritshuis is presenting Fabritius’ twelve known works for the first time.

Mauritshuis Web Site

Contact: Tel: (31) 70 302 34 56

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