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High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

Riddles regarding Carel Fabritius
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Riddles regarding Carel Fabritius

(Juleke van Lindert) The Low Countries - 2005, № 13, pp. 305-307

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The 17th-century Dutch painter Fabritius was highly regarded in his own time. That comes as no surprise when you see what he was capable of in his self-portraits, ‘The Goldfinch', or ‘The Raising of Lazarus'. However, many of Fabritius' works must have been lost. There is documentary evidence that, despite his brief career, he had an extremely varied oeuvre to his name. This included phizzes and portraits as well as biblical and mythological subjects and perspective cabinets. This diversity was clearly demonstrated in 2004 at a special exhibition in the Mauritshuis in the Hague, which brought together all the artist's known works .

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