The Sentry (Fabritius)

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The Sentry
Carel Fabritius - De poort bewaker (1654).jpg
ArtistCarel Fabritius
Year1654 (1654)
MediumOil on canvas
Dimensions68 cm × 58 cm (27 in × 23 in)
LocationStaatliches Museum Schwerin, Schwerin, Germany

The Sentry is an oil on canvas painting by Dutch artist Carel Fabritius, created in 1654.[1] It is an oil painting on canvas of 68 by 58 cm (27 by 23 in).[2] The work is in the collection of the Staatliches Museum in Schwerin and was restored in 2004. It represents a resting sentry and a dog.[3]


  1. ^ First survey exhibition ever of the work of Carel Fabritius, Leica Microsystems, 2009. Retrieved on 21 August 2014.
  2. ^ The Sentry, Carl Fabritius, Essential Vermeer 2.0. Retrieved on 21 August 2014.
  3. ^ (in German) Regine Kränz, "Der "Torwache" von Carel Fabritius", Retrieved on 21 August 2014

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