Barent Fabritius

Barent or Bernard Pietersz Fabritius (born 16 November 1624 in Middenbeemster, dead 20 October 1673 in Amsterdam) was a Dutch painter.

Fabritius was born at Middenbeemster, North Holland, the son of Pieter Carelsz. Fabritius. He studied with his brothers Johannes and Carel Fabritius, and probably with Rembrandt as well. He was a painter of biblical subjects, mythical and historical scenes, in addition to expressive portraits. He died in Amsterdam.

Like his brother Carl, Barent had also been brought to the painting by his father. Probably against 1643 he followed his brother to Amsterdam to get in contact with Rembrandt. Whether he became his pupil, however, is not proven. The fact that Barent apparently was back in Middenbeemster shortly afterwards speaks rather against it. Nevertheless, he seems to have been in touch with Rembrandt, perhaps his brother, for his early paintings show a clear influence. It was not until 1647 that he was able to prove a further stay in Amsterdam, where he was documented as an independent painter no later than 1650. On August 18, 1652, he married Catharina Mussers, of Delft, in Middenbeemster.

At about the same time, Barent began to get more and more detached from Rembrandt’s influence and approached the new style of his brother without reaching for it. As a result, most of his works appear as a link between Rembrandt and Jan Vermeer. In the middle of the 1950s, he made new contacts to Leiden, where he met the city architect Willem Leendertsz in 1656. Van der Helm. This lucrative commission obviously prompted him to get involved, for in 1657 he signed a three-year lease. However, he does not become a member of the Luke Guilds until May of the following year. As early as 1658 he left Leiden again and stayed in Middenbeemster and Amsterdam. Nevertheless, he maintains his suffering contacts and in 1661 is paid for commissioned work for the Lutheran Church there. In 1663 a short stay followed in Leiden before he settled in Middenbeemster, where he remained at least until 1669. He then moved to Amsterdam, where he was buried on the Leidse Kerkhof on 20 October 1673. He left six children.

Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
Family portrait of Willem van der Helm with his wife and his son. 1656
The lost Son.
The Pharisee and the public.
Lazarus and the poor man.
Colonnade overlooking a park. (Assigned)
Berlin, picture gallery
The slaughtered pig. 1656
Braunschweig, the Duke Anton Ulrich Museum
Peter in the house of Cornelius. 1653
Bremen, Kunsthalle Bremen
The meeting with the doctor. 1672
Dallas, Dallas Museum of Arts
Girl at the duckling.
Dresden, picture gallery Old Masters
A young, adorable woman.
Frankfurt am Main, Städelsches Kunstinstitut
Portrait of a young man (self-portrait?). 1650
The Birth of John the Baptist. Around 1660-1669
Innsbruck, State Museum Ferdinandeum
Tobias and his wife. Around 1654
Cape Town, Collection Lycett Green
The Centurion Cornelius is sent by Peter to Joppe. Around 1660
Kassel, picture gallery Old Masters
Mercury pours Argus through flute play. 1662
London, National Gallery
The name of John the Baptist. Around 1650/55
The Adoration of the Shepherds. 1667
New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art
Hagar and Ishmael.
Paris, Musee National du Louvre
The painter in his studio. Around 1655
Rotterdam, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen
Woman with baby. Around 1646
The slaughtered pig.
San Francisco, Fine Arts Museum
The infringement of Hagar and Ishmael. Around 1650-1660
St. Petersburg, Hermitage
Ruth and Boas. 1660
Turin, Galleria Sabauda
The violation of the Hagar.
Vienna, picture gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts
Self-portrait as shepherd. 1654-1656
York, City Art Gallery
The Centurion Cornelius sends a messenger to the apostle Peter. Around 1650