The exhibition will be focusing on the period when the painter Jan van Scorel (1495-1562) was working in Haarlem. Jan van Scorel – A Divine Discovery has been prompted by the restoration of and research into one of Van Scorel’s most important paintings from his Haarlem period: The Baptism of Christ. The painting will be shown for the first time in centuries without layers of yellowed varnish, discoloured retouches and recoatings, usually applied with a lavish hand. The exhibition examines the history of its creation and iconography, the painting technique and the wooden support which appears to have been enlarged later in the sixteenth century. Alongside the restored painting will be Van Scorel’s major works from his Haarlem period, including Maria Magdalene from Rijksmuseum and Madonna with the wild Roses from the Centraal Museum.