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A Young Man in a Fur Cap and a Cuirass (probably a Self Portrait)
(bapt. Middenbeemster, nr. Hoorn, 27 Feb. 1622; d Delft, 12 Oct. 1654). Dutch painter. He was Rembrandt's most gifted pupil and a painter of outstanding originality and distinction, but he died tragically young when the Delft gunpowder magazine exploded, devastating the town, and only a tiny body of his work survives (much may have perished in the disaster). In his youth he worked as a carpenter and it was once thought that he derived his name from this profession (Lat.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)