22 September 2019

Sunday Stamps | Carel Fabritius

Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) was a Dutch painter, and one of the Rembrandt's most gifted pupils. These stamps issued in 2004 features some of his masterpieces.

Top down, from left to right:
  • Hera taking refuge during the fight between the Gods and the Giants (c. 1643)
  • Young Man in a Fur Cap (1654)
  • Self-Portrait (c. 1645)
  • The Goldfinch (1654)
  • Mercury and Argus (c. 1645-47)
  • Self-Portrait (c. 1645)
  • Mercury and Aglauros (c. 1645-47)
  • Portrait of Abraham de Potter, Amsterdam Silk Merchant (1649)
  • The Angel Persuades Hagar to go Back Home (1643-44)
  • The Sentry (1654)

Heleen has sent me the whole sheet on a parcel. Isn't that cool?

Today's theme in Sunday Stamps is Paintings. Go to the See it on a Postcard blog to see more paintings on stamps.


  1. What a superb sheet and an artist that is new to me.

  2. I didn't know the name despite the fact I've seen man in a fur hat and I've lost count of the number of articles written about Donna Tart's novel The Goldfinch. I might remember his name now!

    1. I have been wanting to read The Goldfinch for ages!

  3. There has been a fair bit of news about The Goldfinch movie lately. It was at the Toronto International Film Festival and has not had good reviews. I saw the painting, the very tiny painting, soon after the book came out, and was not impressed.
    Still, it is always cool to have a full collection!

    1. I didn't know there is a film about the novel.

      Anyway, despite the size, I'd like to see that famous painting.


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