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Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

(in 1542)

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  • Braden Scott asked

    Is is assumed that this might have been painted by Heemskerck?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hi Braden, thank you for your question. Although Van Heemskerck was a student of Jan van Scorel, this painting has never been attributed to Van Heemskerck. It has been assumed that this painting of Saint Sebastian was painted by another pupil of Jan van Scorel, namely Anthonius Mor. Best, Tanja van Oostrum


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The muscled naked figure of St Sebastian is borrowed from Michelangelo's famous fresco 'The Last Judgment' in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican in Rome. Around 1522 Van Scorel became acquainted with the art and architecture of Rome when he was appointed keeper of the papal art collections by the Dutch Pope Adrian VI.

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Title Saint Sebastian
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 115 cm
Height 155 cm
Artists Vroegere toeschrijving: Sebastiano del Piombo
Toegeschreven aan en/of atelier: Jan van Scorel
Accession number 2342 (OK)
Credits Aankoop / Purchase: 1950
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1950
Age artist Unknown
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
Maarten van Heemskerck - Het oude Rome herleeft / Ancient Rome Relives (2012)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe