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The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

around 1530/40, Artist: Jan van Scorel

 

 

The Presentation of Christ in the Temple

Widely travelled, Scorel succeeded Raphael as keeper of the papal collection at the Vatican, a position he held from 1521– 1524. This explains his familiarity with the latest contemporary architecture. The conspicuously Mannerist features include the eccentric composition, the emphasis on figures clad in the style of classical antiquity and seen from the back, the “lost profiles”, and the statuesque, slow movement of the figures, which appear to be set in motion mechanically like a clockwork.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Kabinett 15

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Netherlandish

Dated

around 1530/40

Artist

Jan van Scorel (1495 Schoorl - 1562 Utrecht) - GND

Material

oak wood

Dimensions

114 cm × 85 cm
Framed: 186 cm × 107 cm × 5,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 6161

Provenance

1910 Purchase from the Dorotheum;

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