Self-portrait, c. 1645

Carel Fabritius

About Self-portrait

This masterly portrait was once believed to be the work of Rembrandt. But it is actually a made by his brilliant student Carel Fabritius. About ten paintings by Fabritius have survived; the artist died prematurely when his studio in Delft was destroyed by a huge gunpowder explosion in 1654.

Title

Self-portrait

Painter

Carel Fabritius, Midden-Beemster 1622 - Delft 1654

Year

c. 1645

Location

This object is on view in room 10

Type of object

painting

Accession number

1205 (OK)

Dimensions

65 x 49 cm

Material and technique

oil on panel

Creditline

Legaat / Bequest: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847

Collection

Old Masters

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