De Doop Van Christus: Jan Van Scorel In Haarlem (Dutch Only)

Ariane Van Suchtelen

Publisher Frans Hals Museum

ISBN 9789490198176

Idea Code 16026

'Jan van Scorel – A Divine Discovery' has been prompted by the restoration of and research into 'The Baptism of Christ', one of Van Scorel’s most important paintings from his Haarlem period. This painting is shown for the first time in centuries without layers of yellowed varnish and discoloured retouches and overpaintings, usually applied with a lavish hand. The exhibition examines the history of its creation and iconography, the painting technique and the wooden support, which appears to have been enlarged later in the sixteenth century. Among other things, Ariane van Suchtelen examines the importance of Scorel’s Haarlem years and places 'The Baptism of Christ' in a broad context.

44 p, ills colour & bw, 17 x 24 cm, pb, Dutch