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  • Martin ROYALTON-KISCH asked

    On your site, I can only find 4 lines of text and a zoomable but unsavable imaage of the wonderful Fabritius Self-Portrait! Is there more somewhere else ont the site - measurements, provenance, literature, etc.? Many thanks!

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Martin, all these specifications are available on the website if you look under 'show all details'. For additional literature on the painter and this self-portrait I would contact the Nederlands Institute for Art History (RKD) in Den Haag. I hope this helps! Best, Lisa Heinis


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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 in storage
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 About 23 years old
Collector Collector / F.J.O. Boijmans
Internal exhibitions De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
Van Gogh & Roulin (2011)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
External exhibitions Velázquez, Rembrandt, Vermeer. Shared Ways of Seeing in Spain and Holland. (2019)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Carel Fabritius

Middenbeemster 1622 - Delft 1654

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