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.
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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|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Width 115 cm
Height 155 cm
Sebastiano del Piombo
Toegeschreven aan en/of atelier: Jan van Scorel
|Accession number||2342 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1950|
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|