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

Portrait of Joris van Egmond

Oil on panel, 57 x 80 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

The sitter of this portrait of unusual format is Joris van Egmond (1504-59), Bishop of Utrecht from 1534 to 1559, a member of a family that was successively raised in political importance by the Habsburgs in the late 15th and 16th centuries. He is portrayed life-sized, turned slightly into three-quarter view against an undifferentiated green background.

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