About Portrait of a Young Scholar

The boy depicted by Jan van Scorel in this painting is twelve years old. His age is given at top right: 'AETATIS 12'; the date 1531 is given at bottom left. He is a pupil of the Latin school, the predecessor of the current grammar school. At this school, a large part of the knowledge of Latin was taught by learning classical sayings by heart.


  • Title: Portrait of a Young Scholar
  • Date Created: 1531
  • Theme: Portrait
  • Physical Dimensions: w35 x h46.5 cm (Without Frame)
  • Painter: Jan van Scorel
  • Original Title: Portret van een Jonge scholier
  • Provenance: Acquired 1864
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: http://collectie.boijmans.nl/en/disclaimer/
  • External Link: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
  • Medium: Oil on Panel

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