Portrait of Joris van Egmond, Jan van Scorel, c. 1535 - c. 1540

Portrait of Joris van Egmond, Jan van Scorel, c. 1535 - c. 1540

oil on panel, h 57.2cm × w 80.8cm. Catalogue entry

From the inscription on the original frame, we know that this is a portrait of the nobleman Joris van Egmond. He found favour with Emperor Charles V and in 1535 became Bishop of Utrecht. Van Egmond was an important patron to artists, including Van Scorel, who painted his protector on a panel of exceptionally wide format.

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