- Museum number
View of Bethlehem; a group of ruined buildings with the Convent of the Nativity to left
Pen and brown ink
- Production date
- 1520 (c.)
Height: 173 millimetres
Width: 298 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Stylistically related with 1909,0109.7 (and with drawing in Collection Frits Lugt). Probably made during Scorel's travels to Italy and the Holy Land between 1520 and 1524.
See BM, Catalogue of MSS. Maps, III (1861), p.278. From an album mainly containing drawings of Persian and near Eastern subjects by Hofstede van Essen and formerly attributed to that artist.
Literature: Popham, 1929, pp.65-66; Popham, 1932, pp.39, 40, no.2; Boon, 1955, pp.208-209, 216; Meijer, 1974, p.67; Faries, 1975, p.154; K.G. Boon, 'L'époque de Lucas de Leyde et Pierre Bruegel', exh.cat. Florence-Paris, 1980-1981, under cat.no.26; Judson, in exh.cat. Washington-New York 1986-1987, sous no.104; Boon, 1992, sous no.182; H.J. Hoorn, 'Vermeyen monograph', I, 1989, pp.37 and 96, no.368, pl.AIII (as Vermeyen); Molly Faries, 'Jan van Scorel', in Fiamminghi a Roma 1508-1608, exhib.cat. Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, 1995, cat.no.181.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1973, BM, Netherlandish prints and drawings (no cat.)
1995 Feb-May, Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Fiamminghi a Roma 1508-1608, no. 181
1995 June-Sep, Rome, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Fiamminghi a Roma, 1508-1608
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Transferred from the Dept. of Manuscripts in 1928 where it formed part of Sloane 5234, no.89 (this is the only sheet from the album in P&D)
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: SL,5234.89