“Jheronimus Bosch – Bijdrage tot de historische en ikonografische studie van zijn werk” (J.K. Steppe) 1967
[in: Jheronimus Bosch – Bijdragen bij gelegenheid van de herdenkingstentoonstelling te ’s-Hertogenbosch 1967, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 1967, pp. 5-41]
[Also mentioned in Gibson 1983: 169 (H72)]
First, Steppe draws up the pedigree of the Garden of Delights: the triptych was owned by Henry III of Nassau, René de Châlon and William the Silent respectively and through don Fernando de Toledo (a bastard son of Alva) it was acquired by Philip II. Steppe also focuses on the ties between Mencia de Mendoza (Henry III of Nassau’s wife) and Bosch’s oeuvre. Finally he deals with the importance of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century language and literature for a better understanding of the art of Bosch, with the influences of the art of printing and with a number of tapestries that were made after Bosch’s paintings.