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

Lochorst Triptych

Oil on wood
Centraal Museum, Utrecht

The triptych was ordered in 1526 by Herman Lochorst, canon of the cathedral in Utrecht. The central panel depicts the Entry of Christ into Jerusalem. The interior wings present saints venerated in Utrecht: Agnes, Pope Cornelius, and Anthony on the left, Sebastian, Gertrude of Nivelles, and Christopher on the right. Of these figures, St Agnes is the most striking in her charming classical pose and the sheer, gauzelike chiton she wears. On the outsides of the wings (not shown here) the donor and his family are presented, kneeling in front of their patron saints.

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