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Portrait of a Young Student

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The boy depicted in this painting is twelve years old. His age is given at top right: 'AETATIS 12'; the date 1531 is given at the top left. He is a pupil of the Latin school, the predecessor of the current grammar school. At this school, a large part of the knowledge of Latin was taught by learning classical sayings by heart.

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Title Portrait of a Young Student
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 46.5 cm
Width 35 cm
Artists Schilder: Maarten van Heemskerck
Vroegere toeschrijving: Jan van Scorel
Vroegere toeschrijving: Lucas van Leyden
Vroegere toeschrijving: Meester van de Bicker-portretten
Accession number 1797 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1864
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1864
Age artist About 33 years old
Internal exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Maarten van Heemskerck - Het oude Rome herleeft / Ancient Rome Relives (2012)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
External exhibitions Nederlandsche Kunst van de XVde en XVIde eeuw (1945)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
Research Alma
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Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Maarten van Heemskerck

Heemskerk 1498 - Haarlem 1574

Maerten van Heemskerck studied between 1527 and 1529 with Jan van Scorel in Haarlem, who had returned from Italy several years previously. Subsequently, in 1532...

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