Jheronimus Bosch Art Center

Jeroen Bosch voor beginners - 50 vragen en antwoorden over het mysterie Jeroen Bosch

Van Geloven 2015
Van Geloven, Frank
Genre: Nonfiction, art history
Aantal pagina's: 126
Uitgever: Coopers&Co, 's-Hertogenbosch
Uitgave datum: 2015
ISBN: 978-94-91837-08-1

Van Geloven 2015


Jeroen Bosch voor beginners – 50 vragen en antwoorden over het mysterie Jeroen Bosch (Frank van Geloven) 2015

[Coopers&Co, ’s-Hertogenbosch, 2015, 126 pages]


This modest book is meant to make the people from ’s-Hertogenbosch more familiar with their most famous fellow-citizen. Fifty simple questions are answered in a simple and somewhat popularizing way, the left pages showing an illustration and the right pages offering text.


As a (very) general introduction to Bosch this publication is no doubt useful. However, in a possible second edition the following things can perhaps be adapted.

  • Page 21/29: Bosch is said to have signed his early works with the name ‘Jheronimus van Aken’ (this is based on nothing).
  • Page 49: in 1481 Bosch was already famous (very dubious).
  • Page 63: in the times of Bosch and long after that the Garden of Delights was called ‘The Strawberry Painting’ (this name was only given to the triptych in Spain at the end of the sixteenth century).
  • Page 65: the Garden of Delights is said to have been displayed in the Escorial, in Philip II’s bedroom (an erroneous reading of the historical sources).




  • Rolf Hage, “Jeroen Bosch tussen bron en bewering”, in: Die hem scrift bosch – Bossche Kringen special – Jeroen Boschjaar 2016, 2016, pp. 70-74 [see Hage 2016].


[explicit 19th February 2016]

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