Carel Fabritius, The Goldfinch, 1654

Souvenirs of The Goldfinch by Carel Fabritius.

Perhaps the most famous little bird from the 17th century that became even better known a few years ago through the bestseller of Donna Tartt The Goldfinch.

A goldfinch, with a chain on its paw, sits on its feeding bowl. Goldfinches were popular as pets, because you could teach them to draw water from a container with a miniature bucket.

Page 2 of 2
By using our website, you agree to the usage of cookies to help us make this website better. Hide this message More on cookies »