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  • Museum number

    1861,1109.403

  • Description

    The Last Judgement Triptych; central panel angels fighting demons and monstrous creatures; right panel the blessed in an idyllic landscape and above a gothic apse with Christ presiding, raising his hand in blessing; right panel the damned in hell with jagged rock formations and various scenes of torture; after Hieronymus Bosch Engraving

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  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1560-1565 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 332 millimetres
    • Width: 490 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered "HIERONYMUS BOS INVENTOR" at lower left "HIERONYMUS COCK EXCUDE." at lower right corner of central panel, and six lines of Latin verse in three columns in lower margin: "Ivstorvm animae ... / ... a D.no defecerint".
  • Curator's comments

    For a cut impression (central panel only) see also 1868,0612.1538. This composition is not copied from an existing work, but rather assembled as a pastiche of elements from works by Bosch and his imitators, even with the addition of a trompe-l'oeil engraved frame to make it look like an authentic triptych. Two drawings related to the side panels are in Princeton University Art Museum, inv.nos.58-65 and 58-66 (these are now considered to be copies after the engraving).

    Literature: Joris van Grieken, in J. van Grieken - G. Luijten - J. van der Stock, "Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print", exh.cat. Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels and Fondation Custodia in Paris, New Haven and London, 2013, cat.no.62.

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  • Bibliography

    • Schmidt 1872 11 bibliographic details
    • Lafond 1914 12 bibliographic details
    • Riggs 1977 17 bibliographic details
    • Hollstein 7 (after Hieronymus Bosch) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (D+F XVIc Mounted Imp)

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  • Associated places

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1861

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1861,1109.403

The Last Judgement Triptych; central panel angels fighting demons and monstrous creatures; r panel the blessed in an idyllic landscape and above a gothic apse with Christ presiding, raising his hand in blessing; r panel the damned in hell with jagged rock formations and various scenes of torture  Engraving

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The Last Judgement Triptych; central panel angels fighting demons and monstrous creatures; r panel the blessed in an idyllic landscape and above a gothic apse with Christ presiding, raising his hand in blessing; r panel the damned in hell with jagged rock formations and various scenes of torture Engraving

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