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

Entry of Christ into Jerusalem

Oil on wood, 79 x 147 cm
Centraal Museum, Utrecht

The Entry of Christ into Jerusalem is the central panel of a triptych ordered in 1526 by Herman Lochorst, canon of the cathedral in Utrecht. The fascinating view of Jerusalem in the background of the painting was based on a sketch Scorel had made of Jerusalem from a point east of the city on the Mount of Olives.

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