Girl with a Broom. Carel Fabritius (1622-1654) was a pupil of Rembrandt, and probably his most talented pupil. Only 15 paintings by Fabritius are known. He died in October 1654, in an explosion of a gun powder magazine in Delft. The blast killed over 100 people and destroyed a large part of the city, including Fabritius' studio and many of his paintings.