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.
Hello! I am writing about this work and it would help me a lot to know whether the Hell (aka "Fire Next Time") panel is still displayed on the left, or has the museum swapped it to the right to match the (very recent) research findings of the Bosch Project that suggest it was perhaps the other way around?
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered
‘The Hell’ is still displayed on the left in Musuem Boijmans Van Beuningen. However, thank you for sharing this interesting information with us.
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|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
Painting (recto) > Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Width 35 cm
Height 69 cm
|Accession number||St 27 recto|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940|
|Age artist||Between 60 and 66 years old|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
All about the artist
Den Bosch circa 1450 - Den Bosch 1516
Jeroen Bosch was probably born around 1450 in Den Bosch as Jheronimus van Aken. When his fame as artist had spread throughout Europe, he adopted the name of the...Bekijk het volledige profiel