Hieronymus Bosch, ‘Christ Mocked (The Crowning with Thorns)’, about 1510, Museo Nacional del Prado

Collection: National Gallery of Art, London

Image rights: Image courtesy of Museo Nacional del Prado

"Bosch. The 5th Centenary Exhibition"

Venue: Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (2016)

Bought, 1934

About Hieronymus Bosch

Dutch painter and draughtsman Hieronymus Bosch is a canonized figure in art history for his religious and allegorical panel paintings populated with grotesque creatures and nightmarish scenes. Bosch’s macabre imagery is often interpreted as a visual translation of metaphors found in the Bible with the intent of instilling moralizing Christian principles in the viewer. Pieter Bruegel the Elder was significantly influenced by Bosch’s approach to depicting landscape, and his bizarre scenes were also cited as a central source of inspiration for the 20th-century Surrealist movement.

Dutch, ca. 1450 - 1516, based in s-Hertogenbosch, Duchy of Brabant, Netherlands

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