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

Portrait of a Man

Oil on panel, 66 x 44 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin

The painting is the right half of a diptych: the man originally faced a Madonna (now in a museum in Tambov, Russia). The sitter's most highly prized virtue is stoicism, a classical attribute, symbolized by the suicide of Lucretia shown on the verso of his portrait.

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