Hieronymus Bosch was born as Jheronimus van Aken, the third son of the painter, Anthonis van Aken. His family and friends would have called him Joen or Jeroen. The Van Akens were a leading family of painters in Den Bosch, officially known as ’s-Hertogenbosch. Many of the family members were painters.
Many artists have been inspired by Hieronymus Bosch, including Pieter Bruegel, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Joan Miró, Maurits Escher and Jan Fabre.
Hieronymus would be able to find his way in the city of Den Bosch, very easily, if he were here today. The layout of the streets has hardly changed and Sint Jan’s Cathedral was already being built when Hieronymus was alive.
The exhibition catalogue – richly illustrated – of ‘Jheronimus Bosch – Visioenen van een genie’ is on sale in the Bosch museum shop!
Want to hear more about Bosch’s paintings? The audio tour guides you through the highlights. Reserve one in the ticket shop!
Unfortunately, all our lectures are fully booked. Please make use of the free caption booklets in the exhibition.
The successful exhibition 'Jheronimus Bosch - Visions of genius' took place in Het Noordbrabants Museum from 13th February to 8th May.
See the film.