Masterpieces of the Golden Age

Carel Fabritius' girl with a broom

Masterpiece

Artist Carel Fabritius
Title Girl with a broom
Year 1651
Technique Oil on canvas
Current location National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., U.S.A.

Carel Fabritius

Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) was a pupil of Rembrandt, and probably his most talented pupil. Only 15 paintings by Fabritius are known. He died in October 1654, in an explosion of a gun powder magazine in Delft. The blast killed over 100 people and destroyed a large part of the city, including Fabritius' studio and many of his paintings.

Girl with a broom

Girl with a broom

Girl with a broom is on permanent display in the National Gallery of Art in Washington.