Portrait of Abraham de Potter, Amsterdam Silk Merchant, Carel Fabritius, 1649

Portrait of Abraham de Potter, Amsterdam Silk Merchant, Carel Fabritius, 1649

oil on canvas, h 68.5cm × w 57cm × d 9.5cm More details

At first sight, this portrait appears fairly conventional. The sitter is dressed in sober black, and the stiff pleated ruff was no longer particularly fashionable in 1649. However, the background is unusual: Potter stands before a weathered plastered wall. Above his signature, Fabritius painted a small, deceptively real nail, which seems to stick out of the canvas.

Collections with this work

new new

eric debeer

May 9 2018 - 217 works 109 2

oh what to wear

Cat

April 6 2018 - 228 works 640 2

portret

mariette meijers

2 hours ago - 534 works 665 2

Make your own creations with this work