Carel Fabritius


Carel Fabritius - Self-Portrait

Carel Fabritius
70.5 x 61.5 cm.
Oil on canvas
Signed, bottom right: c.fabritius./.1654
The National Gallery, London


Catalogues raisonnés
Werner Sumowski, Gemälde der Rembrandt-Schüler II, Landau/Pfalz, 1983, nr. 609

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 139-140, plate 117
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 221

Madlyn Millner Kahr, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, New York, NY, 1993, fig. 198
Ariane van Suchtelen, Dutch self-portraits of the Golden Age, Zwolle, 2015, p. 82, fig. 1


2004 Carel Fabritius 1622-1654, Nr. 10 info
2001 Vermeer and the Delft School, Nr. 19
1976 Art in 17th-century Holland, Nr. 41


an undescribed portrait of Carel Fabritius was in the inventory of Catharina Scharckens, widow of Cornelis Smout, Amsterdam, 7 December 1654
bought in Bruges from 'Mareneff' (presumably Marneffe) by George Rimington of Tynefield, Penrith
the purchase is said to have been made about 1824 and the picture brought to Tynefield about 1830
a 'guerrier au teint basane' by `Fabricius', without initial, was in the P. J. de Marneffe sale, Brussels, 24 sqq. May 1830, nr. 118, bought by Burton, but this was of completely different size according to the sale catalogue
passed to George Rimmington's youngest son, Reginald
by descent to his wife who bequeathed it to her niece, who in turn left it, c.1910, to her son, T. A. Brewerton of Manchester
T. A. Brewerton sale, London, 12 December 1924, nr. 135, bought for the National Gallery

External links

RKD 64593
National Gallery, London Accession number NG4042

Other works by Carel Fabritius

Carel Fabritius Mercury, Argus and Io
Mercury, Argus and Io
c. 1645-47

Carel Fabritius Mercury and Aglauros
Mercury and Aglauros
c. 1656-47

Carel Fabritius The Sentry
The Sentry

Carel Fabritius View in Delft
View in Delft

Carel Fabritius Hera
c. 1643