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Landscape with Tournament and Hunters

A work made of oil on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of oil on panel.




Jan van Scorel
Netherlandish, 1495-1562

About this artwork

This landscape was painted by the young Jan van Scorel as he traveled from northern Italy to Rome to study antiquities and the new Renaissance style. It was executed on poplar, a type of wooden support common in Italy, and its elongated format suggests that it was set into paneling as part of a room decoration. The painting celebrates two aristocratic pastimes, jousting and hunting; Scorel used a 1506 woodcut by Lucas Cranach the Elder as the model for the lively crowd watching the joust. Italian patrons were particularly drawn to the Northern European vision of chivalric subjects and courtly pursuits, and the jousting theme was no doubt requested of the young Dutch painter, who showed a talent for combining small active figures in a landscape setting.


On View, Gallery 207


Painting and Sculpture of Europe


Jan van Scorel


Landscape with Tournament and Hunters


Netherlands (Artist's nationality:)

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Oil on panel


57.8 × 138.5 cm (22 3/4 × 54 9/16 in.)

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George F. Harding Collection

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