Stunning early 1900s canvas depicting a female figure; the anonymous artist was able to capture every little detail of his mentor’s work. The woman is Mary Magdalene. She can be identified by the ointment jar, used by her to anoint Jesus’ feet. Van Scorel painted her as a seductive, courtesan, dressed in luxury clothes, as a reference to her former life as a prostitute. Her clothes show the influence of Italian Painting, to which Van Scorel was introduced during his trip to Rome. The present canvas, obviously larger, has been repaired and provided with a stunning frame of wood and stucco, to be restored. We recommend a cleaning of the painting; Wood’s lamp did not show any major touch-ups.
Canvas size in cm: 84.5 x 56.5.
Please note: The painting frame, which has heavy signs of wear and missing pieces, is complimentary.
The item comes from a private collection, and is provided with certification in accordance with Italian law 64 D.L. 22/Gennaio/2004 n. 42 Codice dei Beni Culturali (Italy)
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Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) was born in Schoorl, near Alkmaar. After attending the Latin school of Alkmaar, he was an apprentice to the painter Cornelis Willemsz of Haarlem. In 1512 he moved to Amsterdam to work in the studio of Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen. Van Scorel was one of the first painters from the northern Netherlands to visit Italy. In 1522, in Rome, he entered the service of Pope Hadrian VI (a Dutchman), as antiquities curator at the Vatican. Returned to Netherlands, he joined the Utrecht clergy. His knowledge of Italy and being familiar with the work of Michelangelo and Raphael, allowed him to play a key role in the introduction of Renaissance ideas in the Netherlands. Although he prioritized his work as a cleric, Van Scorel was a prodigious artist, and produced numerous portraits and works with religious themes. Around 1528, he had a studio in Haarlem, where he was assisted by Maarten van Heemskerck. Later, he returned to Utrecht, where he ran a thriving studio that produced monumental altarpieces.
- "Mary Magdalene" (van Jan van Scorel, c. 1530), Schilderij
- Olieverf op doek
- Geschatte periode
- Eerste 900
- Land van herkomst
- Redelijke staat - zwaar gebruikt en mogelijk ontbreken er kleine onderdelen
- 93×65×6 cm
- 5 kg