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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.

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Title Self-Portrait
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is travelling
Dimensions Height 65 cm
Width 49 cm
Artists Schilder: Carel Fabritius
Accession number 1205 (OK)
Credits Uit de nalatenschap van / from the estate of: F.J.O. Boijmans 1847
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1847
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Exhibitions The Collection Enriched (2011)
Van Gogh & Roulin (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Shared Ways of Seeing in Spain and Holland. (2019)
Material
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Carel Fabritius

Midden-Beemster 1622 - Delft 1654

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