“Hieronymus Bosch en de tegen-natuurlijke dingen. Nabetrachting naar aanleiding van de tentoonstelling van Noord-Nederlandse primitieven in het Museum Boymans, zomer 1936” (G. Knuttel Wzn.) 1937
[in: De Gids, vol. 101, nr. 4 (April 1937), pp. 64-82]
[Also mentioned in Gibson 1983: 165 (H40)]
In this article Knuttel offers a chronology of a number of Bosch works, but some of them are obviously no Bosch originals. Moreover his chronology is built on sandy ground. Knuttel points out that there are two periods in Bosch’s evolution. In the first period Evil is said to be represented by the unnaturalness of Bosch’s ghosts and devils. They are opposing God’s creation and to believe in them is sinful. In the second period Evil is represented by doomed mankind, abandoning itself to the temptation of unnatural lust.