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Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child

Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child

Jheronimus Bosch (in circa 1500)

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  • thomas grison asked

    good morning,
    I'm preparing a vast study of Bosch's Saint Christoher carrying the Christ Child, and I would like to know if you had an extensive list of articles or book that comment upon this work and its iconography; many thanks for your answer!
    thomas grison

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Dear Thomas,
    On this page you can find all the literature there is about this work! https://bibliotheek.boijmans.nl/adlib312/detail.aspx?parentpriref=
    Good luck with the research! Kind regards, Sofie

  • Camille Baron asked

    Hi, I work for a documentary film (no commercial use, no reproduction print or web) and I would be interested in receiving a very HQ picture (9000px x 9000px) of St Christopher by Bosch. How do I proceed?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hello Camille, if you could redirect your question to images@boijmans.nl, then they will help further with your request. Greetings, Sarie.


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In an extensive landscape dotted with extraordinary scenes, the heathen giant Reprobus carries a child across a river. During the crossing the child becomes unbearably heavy. It is Jesus, who bears the weight of the sins of the world. He baptises the giant Christopher (Christ carrier) who becomes the patron saint of travellers.

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Title Saint Christopher Carrying the Christ Child
Material and technique Oil on panel
Object type
Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Width 71,5 cm
Height 113 cm
Artists Schilder: Jheronimus Bosch
Accession number St 26
Credits Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940
Department Old Masters
Acquisition date 1940
Creation date in circa 1500
Age artist Between 40 and 60 years old
Internal exhibitions Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
De collectie als tijdmachine (2017)
BABEL - Oude meesters terug uit Japan / Old Masters Back from Japan (2018)
External exhibitions Jheronimus Bosch – Visioenen van een genie (2016)
Collection of Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen – Bruegel’s ‘The Tower of Babel’ and Great 16th Century Masters (2017)
From Hell to Paradise (2022)
Research Alma
Geographical origin Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe

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Jheronimus Bosch

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...

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