The Goldfinch

Oil on panel | 33.5 x 22.8cm | 1654

Carel Fabritius

A goldfinch is sitting on its feeder, chained by its foot. Goldfinches were popular pets, as they could be taught tricks like drawing water from a bowl with a miniature bucket.

This is one of the few works we know by Fabritius. He painted the goldfi...
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