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

Portrait of a Man

c. 1520
Oil on panel, 47 x 41 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

The attribution of this painting to Jan van Scorel is based on its affinity with a group similar portraits by him that date from c. 1520, from the period when he was in Italy. He took a particular interest in Venetian painting. In addition to similarities to Venetian portraits, the relationship between figure and landscape is reminiscent of northern portraits such as Hans Memling's Portrait of a Man with a Roman Coin.

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