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Hieronymus Bosch was born Jheronimus (or Joen, respectively the Latin and Middle Dutch form of the name “Jerome”) van Aken (meaning “from Aachen”). He signed a number of his paintings as Jheronimus Bosch. The name derives from his birthplace, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, which is commonly called “Den Bosch” (‘the forest’).

Little is known of Bosch’s life or training. He left behind no letters or diaries, and what has been identified has been taken from brief references to him in the municipal records of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and in the account books of the local order of the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady. Nothing is known of his personality or his thoughts on the meaning of his art. Bosch’s date of birth has not been determined with certainty. It is estimated at c. 1450 on the basis of a hand drawn portrait (which may be a self-portrait) made shortly before his death in 1516. The drawing shows the artist at an advanced age, probably in his late sixties.

Bosch was born and lived all his life in and near ‘s-Hertogenbosch, a city in the Duchy of Brabant. His grandfather, Jan van Aken (died 1454), was a painter and is first mentioned in the records in 1430. It is known that Jan had five sons, four of whom were also painters. Bosch’s father, Anthonius van Aken (died c. 1478), acted as artistic adviser to the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady. It is generally assumed that either Bosch’s father or one of his uncles taught the artist to paint, but none of their works survive. Bosch first appears in the municipal record on 5 April 1474, when he is named along with two brothers and a sister.

‘s-Hertogenbosch was a flourishing city in 15th-century Brabant, in the south of the present-day Netherlands, at the time part of the Burgundian Netherlands, and during its lifetime passing through marriage to the Habsburgs. In 1463, 4,000 houses in the town were destroyed by a catastrophic fire, which the then (approximately) 13-year-old Bosch presumably witnessed. He became a popular painter in his lifetime and often received commissions from abroad. In 1488 he joined the highly respected Brotherhood of Our Lady, an arch-conservative religious group of some 40 influential citizens of ‘s-Hertogenbosch, and 7,000 ‘outer-members’ from around Europe.

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"The Garden of Earthly Delights", Paintings image

Paintings, 57.5 W x 67 H x 1.2 in
Serbia
$30 100
"Heaven", Paintings image

Paintings, 28.5 W x 70 H x 1.1 in
Serbia
$15 600
The Midget's secret garden party, Paintings image

Paintings, 23.4 W x 16.5 H x 0.4 in
United Kingdom
$750,86
"Hell", Paintings image

Paintings, 28.5 W x 70 H x 1.2 in
Serbia
$21 100
Hell, Paintings image

Paintings, 34.8 W x 50.4 H x 0.6 in
$12 418
Utopian Vision, Paintings image

Paintings, 39.4 W x 47.2 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$1 790
EXTINCTION?, Paintings image

Paintings, 40 W x 48 H x 1 in
United States
$3 470
In the honor to the great art masters through the history-Hieronymus Bosch, Paintings image

Serbia
$55 000
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The taming of Saint Theo, Paintings image

Paintings, 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 2 in
United Kingdom
$6 732,8
Bosch + 500 - The last Judgement, Paintings image

Paintings, 28.7 W x 22.8 H x 2 in
$11 000
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Medieval one, Paintings image

Paintings, 12 W x 12 H x 1 in
United States
$3 370
Paradise, Paintings image

Paintings, 34.8 W x 50.4 H x 0.6 in
$12 418
Hungry Times, Paintings image

Paintings, 14 W x 11 H x 1 in
United States
$430
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Untitled No. 82, Paintings image

Paintings, 30 W x 20 H x 0.7 in
United Kingdom
$640
"More or less" after BOSCH / D'A(peu)PRES, Paintings image

Paintings, 15.7 W x 15.7 H x 0.8 in
France
$1 100
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Bosch the Bedlington Terrier, Paintings image

Paintings, 7.9 W x 7.9 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$315
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Nostalgia. Reflections., Paintings image

Paintings, 47.2 W x 31.5 H x 0.8 in
$2 350
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Hell, Paintings image

Paintings, 18.9 W x 23.6 H x 0.4 in
United Kingdom
$11 133
Minotaur , Paintings image

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United Kingdom
$11 133
State of Mind, Paintings image

Paintings, 48 W x 29.9 H x 0.8 in
United Kingdom
$1 837,16
,,Interpretation after Hieronymus Bosch”, Paintings image

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Romania
$3 250
The Seven Deadly Sins, Paintings image

Paintings, 30 W x 30 H x 1.5 in
United States
$5 270
Hieronimus Bosch in Kleve 3, Paintings image

Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.4 in
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$430
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Unwritten, Paintings image

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And suddenly i was a horse walking inside the painting, Paintings image

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$5 810
F.U.B.A.R., Paintings image

Paintings, 75.2 W x 82.7 H x 1.6 in
United Kingdom
$17 250
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hieronimus bosch in Kleve 1, Paintings image

Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.4 in
Netherlands
$430
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Hieronimus Bosch in Kleve 2, Paintings image

Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.4 in
Netherlands
$430
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Hieronimus Bosch in Kleve 4, Paintings image

Paintings, 27.6 W x 19.7 H x 0.4 in
Netherlands
$410
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Bosch + 500 - The last judgement, Paintings image

Paintings, 28.7 W x 22.8 H x 2 in
$11 000
Creation of the world, Paintings image

Paintings, 35.4 W x 31.5 H x 0.4 in
$3 250
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Memory #2/6 Hyeronimus Bosh, Paintings image

Paintings, 31.9 W x 45.7 H x 1 in
$4 670
Bosch the Bedlington Terrier Dog, Paintings image

Paintings, 16 W x 20 H x 0.8 in
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United Kingdom
$895
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Hieronymus Bosch the Bedlington Terrier on a Flying Carpet, Paintings image

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$265
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Way of Happiness - after Hieronymus Bosch, Paintings image

Paintings, 51.2 W x 43.3 H x 1.6 in
Portugal
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Hieronymus Bosch the Bedlington Terrier, Paintings image

Paintings, 16.5 W x 22.8 H x 0 in
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United Kingdom
$250
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'La Fine' by M. Harrison-Priestman - acrylic on gesso, 70 x 50 cm, 2017., Paintings image

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Bosch the Bedlington Terrier Dog, Paintings image

Paintings, 7.9 W x 7.9 H x 0.8 in
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United Kingdom
$230
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TOYS, Paintings image

Paintings, 51.2 W x 43.3 H x 1.4 in
Portugal
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The Wayfarer, Paintings image

Paintings, 43.3 W x 35.4 H x 0.1 in
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$2 039
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Eloquence of a cabbage - after Hieronymus Bosch, Paintings image

Paintings, 51.2 W x 43.3 H x 1.6 in
Portugal
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The Delights (homage Hieronymus Bosch), Paintings image

Paintings, 100.4 W x 78.7 H x 0.8 in
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$8 700
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Gummy World, Paintings image

Paintings, 18 W x 24 H x 1 in
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United States
$1 750
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Adventure, Paintings image

Paintings, 26.4 W x 18.5 H x 3.1 in
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United Kingdom
$1 091,39
Cascade of Earthly Delights, Paintings image

Paintings, 18.5 W x 12 H x 0.2 in
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United Kingdom
$295
Hieronymus Bosch's Delight, Paintings image

Paintings, 24 W x 20 H x 1 in
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United States
$6 400
phtalo 4 , and counting, Paintings image

Paintings, 78.7 W x 59.1 H x 0.4 in
Netherlands
The Garden of Earthly Delights, Paintings image

Paintings, 23.6 W x 35.4 H x 0.8 in
The lost valley from my dreams, where new ideas are born, Paintings image

Paintings, 47.2 W x 39.4 H x 1.2 in
United States
The Hay Wain, Paintings image

Paintings, 10 W x 12 H x 0.5 in
United States
Seduction of St. Liberata   , Paintings image

Paintings, 15 W x 15 H x 1.2 in

Very little is known about the artist Hieronymus Bosch. His date of birth, thoughts, writings, personality, and the meaning of his art have all been lost to time. What is left, though, is a series of paintings that defy the imagination as well as any set art form before him. What is known is that he received many commissions to paint from abroad, and it is thought that he was taught to paint by his father or an uncle. Four out of his five sons also became painters like their father. In 1488 he joined the Brotherhood of Our Lady, which was a highly respected conservative religious group, which is in part some explanation of his subject matter.

Bosch produced several triptychs, or three-part paintings, all known for their fantastical imagery, illustrating moral and religious stories or concepts. He did not paint in the typical Flemish style, and instead drew with his brush, and as such he is considered a revolutionary artist of his time, producing work in his own autonomous style.

Perhaps because he is such a mysterious figure himself, there are many different interpretations of his works. While some contemporaries thought his works to be heretical, others thought that his work was simply to amuse and engage the viewer. It is now generally accepted that his art was to teach moral and spiritual truths, and that the many fantastical and nightmarish creatures had a well-thought-out and meaningful significance. Yet other interpretations of his work pose that he was a proto-surrealist, and others try to determine a Freudian psychology from his images.

Bosch signed only seven of his works, and dated even less. As such, there are only 25 remaining paintings that are sure to be his. His style was highly influential, and he was imitated by numerous followers, which produced many forgeries of his works.

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