Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
History of Art
This thesis includes documents discovered by the
author while conducting research on Jan van Scorel in The
Netherlands and the implications of these documents. The
archival information brings the author to a two-fold conclusion:
l)that the Italianate style in the North Netherlands in
the 16th century was sponsored and spread in court circles
and that Jan van Scorel, in particular, found favorable contact
with the aristocracy throughout his career, and 2) that
Scorel' s vision, perhaps given additional direction by the
patronage of the Dutch court circle in the Vatican, was influenced
by the contemporary Roman art scene thus implicating
him the period style known as Mannerism.
Faries, Molly Ann. “Jan Van Scorel, His Style and Its Historical Context.” PhD diss., Bryn Mawr College, 1972.