Hieronymus Bosch is known as the most important artist of the late Middle Ages. His pictures combine reality and his own fantasy, creating a fantastic mix of worlds.
Birth Hieronymus van Aken (circa)
Family studio on the Markt (market) in Den Bosch
Marriage to Aleid van de Meervenne
Bosch becomes a member of the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady
No later than this year, Hieronymus van Aken begins signing his work as Bosch
Philip the Fair, Duke of Burgundy and Brabant orders a Last Judgement from Bosch
Bosch is buried, the service takes place in the Sint-Jan’s cathedral in Den Bosch
Majority of his work returns to Den Bosch
Diverse persons who have figured in history have owned work by Hieronymus Bosch, including Philip the Fair, the duke of Burgundy and Brabant, Margaret of Austria, Henry III of Nassau and the Spanish royal family.
Hieronymus Bosch didn’t paint on canvas but on wooden panels, which was usual for that time. Artists began to work more often on stretched linen from the 17th century.
In 1488, the painter began to sign his work with his pseudonym: Hieronymus Bosch. This clever form of marketing meant that clients knew which city they could find him in.
Jheronimus Bosch is al 500 jaar een bron van inspiratie. Rabobank is trotse partner van de meerjarenmanifestatie ‘Jheronimus Bosch 500’.
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.