SCOREL, Jan van
(b. 1495, Schoorl, d. 1562, Utrecht)

Death of Cleopatra

c. 1523
Oil on panel, 36 x 61 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

In Venice, Scorel was impressed by the sensuous character of Venice and Venetian art with its painterly qualities and beautiful nudes reclining amid mellow woodlands. His Death of Cleopatra was inspired by the well-known Venetian type, Giorgione's Venus.

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