The famous painting "The Goldfinch" on your wall? - Muurmeesters
Wall masters Fabritius Carel Putter 1
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Muurmeesters Fabritius Goldfinch1

Putter

PAINTER

YEAR

1654

The Putter is available in various sizes and is a beautiful addition to the living room, bedroom or office.

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Fabritius' Sparrowhawk on your wall

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THE PAINTING: THE GOLDFINCH - 1654

Original: oil on panel 22.8 x 33.5 cm bxh

The goldfinch is one of the most famous birds in the history of art. It can be recognised by the red mask on its head and the bright yellow stripes on its wings. In the 17th century, the Goldfinch was kept as a pet with a chain on its leg and could be taught to draw water from the water bowl. Hence the name Putter. When Carel saw this, he wanted to capture it in a painting. Carel painted the bird against a pale white wall so that he could also make use of the shadow.

The little putter is meant to deceive the eye. Just as real. Yet Fabritius worked anything but 'photographically'. The way he did it can even be seen from close by: intuitively, with brushstrokes, smudges, thin and thickly applied, splotches and ridges, a scratch in the paint. In this freedom you can recognise the influence of Rembrandt, for Carel Fabritius was apprenticed to Rembrandt van Rijn around 1642/1643.

During an explosion in the Delft Kruithuis, Carel's house and studio were hit and both burned down. Carel Fabritius even lost his life. It is suspected that small dents in the masterpiece The Putterertje, which came to light during restoration, are the result of grit/weed impact from this explosion.

The Putter is one of the smallest paintings and came into prominence after the publication of the book by the American writer Donna Tartt called "the Putter".

The Goldfinch is on show in the Mauritshuis, The Hague