Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Jeroen Bosch - Avaritia; Tafelblad (6) - hier es ghierigheit

Gerlach 1979b
Gerlach, P. O.F.M. Cap.
Genre: Nonfiction, art history
Uitgave datum: 1979
Bron: Brabantia, 28 (1979), nr. 5, pp. 194-199

Gerlach 1979b


“Jeroen Bosch – Avaritia; Tafelblad (6) – hier es ghierigheit” (P. Gerlach O.F.M. Cap.) 1979

[in: Brabantia, 28 (1979), nr. 5, pp. 194-199]

[Reprinted in Gerlach 1988: 154-159]

[Also mentioned in Gibson 1983: 119 (E266)]


Gerlach focuses on the Avaritia segment of the Prado Tabletop. It was probably inspired by Des Coninx Summe, the Middle Dutch translation of a French devotional treatise. The two men to the left are a notary and an advocate. Gerlach finds it difficult to identify Avaritia in the Seven Deadly Sins panel (Geneva) by a Bosch follower. He does not see that greed is represented here by means of a pawnbroker.


[explicit 26th March 2016]

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