Degree Date



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.


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