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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
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type Painting
Location This object is on view in room 10
Dimensions (general) Height : 65 cm
Width : 49 cm
Makers Painter: Carel Fabritius
Accession number 1205 (OK)
Credits Legaat / Bequest: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1847
Age maker About 23 years old
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Van Gogh & Roulin (2011)
Material Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique
Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique
Object Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

All about the maker

Carel Fabritius

Midden-Beemster 1622 - Delft 1654