Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

The painters Jan Claessoen and Ghysbrecht Tyssoen Hoeyen; specialised employees of Jheronimus Bosch?

Scholten 2023
Scholten, Loes
Genre: Non fiction, art history
Uitgave datum: 2023
Bron: J. Koldeweij and W. Cornelissen (eds.), "Jheronimus Bosch - His Workshop and His Followers", 's-Hertogenbosch, 2023, pp. 298-320

Scholten 2023



“The painters Jan Claessoen and Ghysbrecht Tyssoen Hoeyen; specialised employees of Jheronimus Bosch?” (Loes Scholten) 2023


[in: Jos Koldeweij and Willeke Cornelissen (eds.), Jheronimus Bosch – His Workshop and His Followers – 5th International Jheronimus Bosch Conference, May 11-13, 2023, Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. Jheronimus Bosch Art Center, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2023, pp. 298-320]



After having given a survey of what we know today about the workshops of Bosch’s father and of Bosch himself, Scholten focuses on the altarpiece of the ’s-Hertogenbosch Brotherhood of Our Lady. More than likely, Bosch was assisted by painters who were allowed to take on a job themselves every now and then. Two of these assistants may have been Jan Claessoen and Ghysbrecht Tyssoen Hoeyen, who both worked for a large number of days (respectively 329 and 318) between 1508 and 1510 on the polychroming and gilding of the carved components of the Brotherhood’s altarpiece. This is plausible because in 1508 it were Bosch and Jan Heyns who advised the Brotherhood regarding its altarpiece and because it was common practice for medieval painting workshops to carry out polychrome painting and gilding projects. Jheronimus himself may have had more creative projects to deal with, leaving minor and time-consuming commissions to some of his assistants.


[explicit May 13, 2024 – Eric De Bruyn]

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