Portrait of Jan van Scorel

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1495-1562

Dutch Northern Renaissance Painter

Jan van Scorel (1495, Schoorl - December 6, 1562, Utrecht) was an influential Dutch painter credited with the introduction of High Italian Renaissance art to the Netherlands. It is not known whether he began his studies under Jan Gossaert in Utrecht or with Jacob Cornelisz in Amsterdam, but it certain that it was the master painters he would meet later in his life who would have the greatest effect on his technique. Van Scorel began traveling through Europe in his early twenties, first heading to Nuremberg and then to Austria. It was there, in 1520, that he completed his first representative work, "Sippenaltar". Giorgione served as a considerable influence on van Scorel during a tenure in Venice. Upon leaving Venice, van Scorel passed through Rome and made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. His experiences in Jerusalem are depicted in many of his later works.
In 1521, van Scorel returned to Rome where he met Pope Adrian VI, who appointed him painter to the Vatican. He himself sat for a portrait. Van Scorel enjoyed the influence of Michaelangelo and Raphael, and succeeded Raphael as Keeper of the Belvedere.
Upon his return to the Netherlands in 1524, he began a successful career as a painter and a teacher. Van Scorel was a very educated man and skilled as an engineer and an architect, as well as an artist. He was also multi-lingual, no doubt as a result of his travels.
Considered to be the leading Netherlandish Romanist, van Scorel died in Utrecht in 1562, leaving behind a wealth of portraits and altarpieces. Though many of his works fell victim to the Iconoclasm in 1566, some still remain and can be seen primarily at museums in the Netherlands.

5 Jan van Scorel Paintings

The Schoolboy, 1531 by Jan van Scorel | Painting Reproduction

The Schoolboy 1531

Oil Painting
$1033
Canvas Print
$48.49
SKU: SJV-3198
Jan van Scorel
Original Size: 46.5 x 35 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Mary Magdalene, c.1530 by Jan van Scorel | Painting Reproduction

Mary Magdalene c.1530

Oil Painting
$1737
SKU: SJV-3199
Jan van Scorel
Original Size: unknown
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Portrait of a Man, 1529 by Jan van Scorel | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man 1529

Oil Painting
$970
SKU: SJV-3200
Jan van Scorel
Original Size: unknown
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Joris van Egmond, Bishop of Utrecht, c.1535 by Jan van Scorel | Painting Reproduction

Joris van Egmond, Bishop of Utrecht c.1535

Oil Painting
$1291
SKU: SJV-3201
Jan van Scorel
Original Size: unknown
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Portrait of a Man, c.1520 by Jan van Scorel | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man c.1520

Oil Painting
$1249
SKU: SJV-4252
Jan van Scorel
Original Size: unknown
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

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