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This article is about the Dutch painter. For other uses, see Hieronymus Bosch (disambiguation).
Not to be confused with Hieronymus Bock.
Portrait of Hieronymus Bosch, c.1550(5*5,25,7),
(attr. Jacques Le Boucq)
|Born||Jheronimus van Aken|
's-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Burgundian Netherlands
|Died||Buried on 9 August 1516|
's-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Habsburg Netherlands
|Notable work||The Garden of Earthly Delights|
The Temptation of St. Anthony
|Movement||Early Netherlandish Renaissance|
Hieronymus Bosch (/ /; Dutch: [ɦijeːˈroːnimʏz ˈbɔs]; born Jheronimus van Aken [jeːˈroːnimʏs fɑn ˈaːkə(n)];c. 1450 – 9 August 1516) was an Early Netherlandish painter. His work is known for its fantastic imagery, detailed landscapes, and illustrations of religious concepts and narratives. Within his lifetime his work was collected in the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain, and widely copied, especially his macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell.
Little is known of Bosch's life, though there are some records. He spent most of it in the town of 's-Hertogenbosch, where he was born in his grandfather's house. The roots of his forefathers are inAachen, in present-day Germany. His pessimistic and fantastical style cast a wide influence on northern art of the 16th century, withPieter Bruegel the Elder being his best known follower. His paintings have been difficult to translate from a modern point of view; attempts to associate instances of modern sexual imagery with fringe sects or the occult have largely failed. Today he is seen as a hugely individualistic painter with deep insight into man's desires and deepest fears. Attribution has been especially difficult; today only about 25 paintings are confidently given to his hand. His most acclaimed works consist of a few triptych altarpieces, the most outstanding of which is The Garden of Earthly Delights.