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The Flood

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  • Jacob Romanow asked

    Hello, I'm wondering if Bosch's panels Hell and The Flood are currently on exhibit at the museum, as it's not indicated in the usual place on the website. Thank you!

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Jacob, no unfortunately these panels are currently not on view, because we're preparing for the upcoming renovation and therefore part of the building is not accessible to the public at the moment. For our exhibitions on view until 26 May, please check our website. Best, Rianne


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These two panels are the wings of a triptych, the central panel of which has probably been lost. The left-hand panel shows a burning city and swarms with devilish figures. The right-hand panel depicts the stranding of Noah's Ark. Noah and his family can be seen on deck while the pairs of animals disembark through a hatch into the desolation following the flood.

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Title The Flood
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting (recto) > Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 38 cm
Height 69.5 cm
Artists Schilder: Jheronimus Bosch
Accession number St 28 recto
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Age artist Between 60 and 66 years old
Exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
External exhibitions Jheronimus Bosch – Visioenen van een genie (2016)
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jheronimus Bosch

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