The Vision of Tundale by a follower of Bosch

Celebrating the Art & Influence of Hieronymus Bosch

The northern European painter Hieronymus van Aken died in 1516. He took the surname Bosch from the name of his birthplace, 's-Hertogenbosch. For the 500th anniversary of his death, the city is celebrating his mastery thorough many events.

Among them, the exceptional exhibition Hieronymus Bosch–Visions of genius at the Noordbrabants Museum. Through May 8 visitors to the Noordbrabants Museum have the opportunity to enjoy the extravagant worlds and the fantastic characters painted by this important Netherlandish Medieval artist. Paintings, drawings, panels, and triptychs, such as The Haywain (oil on panel, c. 1515), by Bosch have been gathered together, offering the unique occasion to observe his artistic trajectory and his artistic language.

A Painting by One of Bosch’s Followers

Here at the Denver Art Museum, if you appreciate the Netherlandish painter, you can see work by an unknown follower of his. The Vision of Tundale (oil on panel, late 1400s) is on view on level 6 of the North Building. This homage to the Medieval master of illusions depicted a representation of the Irish knight Tundale during his trip through heaven and hell guided by an angel. In the DAM’s painting, the knight and the angel are in the upper left corner, observing the souls of the damned tormented because of the sins that they committed in the Earth.

Lucia Colombari is Ivano Becchi Prize Fellow in the painting and sculpture department. One of her favorite works in the DAM's collection is Camille Pissarro's Bords de l’Oise a Pontoise (Banks of the Oise at Pontoise).