The Seven Deadly Sins painting
and Hieronymus Bosch

Preface

Abbreviated Sources
and References


Annotations: title,
epigraph and
dedication


Part I

Part II

Part III

 


The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things
by Hieronymus Bosch

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Hieronymus Bosch statue in the marketplace of
‘s-Hertogenbosch (Den Bosch).
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Bosch lived only a few steps away from the marketplace; the statue portrays him wearing the ‘kovel,’ a cap with flaps at the sides, which.
was part of the traditional costume of the “Illustre Lieve
Vrouve Broederschaft,” founded in 1318 in Den Bosch by noblemen, citizens, and
clergymen, devoted to the veneration of the Virgin. They also
commissioned works of art for the decoration of the chapel of Our Lady at
St. John’s. Bosch joined this“Brotherhood of Our Lady” in 1486 and was
closely associated with it until his death in 1516.
photo and caption by Anja Zeidler

 


St. John’s cathedral
Hieronymus Bosch designed a stained-glass window in
the chapel of Our Lady (1593-4) and a crucifix (1512) for Sint Jan, as well as
altar decoration. Several paintings of his were said to have been placed in the
cathedral, but none remain.
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Kerkstraat, where Hieronymus Bosch lived
near the marketplace; in the
background the tower of St. John’s cathedral (Sint Jan).
photo and caption by Anja Zeidler

 


Bosch paintings in Den Bosch on a construction barrier in front of the cathedral Sint Jan.

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Five scenes from paintings by Hieronymus Bosch are on a temporary wall
in front of Sint Jan’s south wall. From left to right, scenes from "The Ship
of Fools,” “The Pedlar,” “Christ Carrying the Cross,” “The Conjurer,” the
right panel of “St. Anthony Borne Aloft by Demons.”
photo and caption by Anja Zeidler

 

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