Description These two panels were wings of an altarpiece; the lost central panel depicted a sacred scene, toward which the donors turned. The paintings were never completed, leaving the under-drawing visible. The style is that of Jan van Scorel, the leading painter in the northern Netherlands during the 1530s. A trip in 1519-24 to Venice, the Holy Land, and Rome influenced Van Scorel's development of sculpted faces and misty, fantasy landscapes. The palm tree and penetrating light mark this dream-like terrain as Mediterranean.
|12/31/1969||Examination||examined for condition|
|1/01/1900||Examination||examined for condition|
|4/01/1941||Treatment||cradle removed; inpainted; mounted; other|
|4/15/1941||Treatment||cleaned; coated; inpainted; other|
|4/26/1963||Treatment||cleaned; coated; filled; inpainted; loss compensation; surface cleaned|
|5/23/1981||Examination||examined for condition|
|1/01/1996||Examination||examined for condition; examined for technical study|
- To Arrest the Ravages of Time: Caring for Art at the Walters. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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