Jan van Scorel 004



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Portrait of a young scholar.[1]

Alternate title(s):
Portrait of a twelve year old scholar.




oil on panel


46.5 × 35 cm (18.3 × 13.8 in)

Room 06

Accession number

1797 (OK)

Object history

by 1864(1864): J. van der Hoop
between 13 October 1864(1864-10-13) and 14 October 1864(1864-10-14): purchased by Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam at an anonymous sale at an unknown auction house, Rotterdam


date top left: 1531 ·
age of sitter top right: · AETATIS · 12 [at the age of 12]
bottom: · QVIS · DIVES · QVI · NIL · CVPIT · PAVPER · AVAR [Quis dives qui nil cupit pauper avarus] [He who does not desire anything is rich, the miser is poor]

bottom right: O[mn]ia dat Dominus, non habet ergo mi[n]us [The Lord gives everything, and still has as much left] - On the note, in mirror writing


Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection online.
RKDimages, Art-work number 5386.


The Yorck Project: 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei. DVD-ROM, 2002. ISBN 3936122202. Distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH.

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  1. ? Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection online.

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