Hieronymus Bosch
(Contemporary follower of)

Garden of Earthly Delights

ca. 1515

oil on panel, transferred to canvas

183.5 x 172.5 cm

ca. 1515

oil on panel, transferred to canvas

183.5 x 172.5 cm


Charles Léon Cardon, Brussels, 1902
M. Helbing, Frankfurt am Main, 1922
Hubert Promnitz, Berlin, before 1931
Dr. Herbert Puttinger, Frankfurt am Main
Private collection, Fürth, from 1990
Germanisches, Nationalmuseum, on loan, Nuremburg, from 1991 (exhibited 1 March – 28 April 1991, subsequently in storage)
Private collection, Europe


Bruges, Provinciaal Hof, Exposition des Primitifs Flamands et d’Art Ancien, 15 June – 5 October 1902, exh. cat. no. 289 (as a good old copy of Hieronymus Bosch).

Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, El Jardín de las Delicias del Bosco: Copias, Estudio Técnico y Restauración, 23 June – 10 September 2000, exh. cat. no. 4.

‘s-Hertogenbosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, Jheronimus Bosch: Visioenen van een Genie, 2016, exh. no. 49.

Berlin, Gemäldegalerie und Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen, Hieronymus Bosch und Seine Bildwelt im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert, 11 November 2016 – 19 February 2017, exh. cat. no .5.

New York, David Zwirner, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art, 12 September – 26 October 2018.


George Hulin de Loo, Exposition des Tableaux Flamands des XIV, XV et XVI Siècles, Catalogue Critique, Ghent, 1902,page 77, no. 289 (as a good old copy of Hieronymus Bosch).

Max J. Friedländer, ‘Die Brugger Leihhausstellung von 1902’, Reprtoriumfür Kunstwissenshaft 26, 1903, pp. 66-91, 147-156.

Maurice G. Gossart, Jérôme Bosch: le “faiseur de Diables” de Bois-le-Duc, Lille, 1907, page 62, footnote 1 and page 286, no. 5, “Collection Charles-Louis Cardon” listed under Bruxelles Musée Royal.

Paul Lafond, Hieronymus Bosch: Son Art, Son Influence, Ses Disciples, Brussels and Paris, 1914, page 46.

Max J. Friedländer, Early Netherlandish Painting, Vol. V, Leiden 1969, page 88, no. 110b (as a good copy).

Suzanne Urbach, ‘La Copie du “Jardin des Délices” de Jérôme Bosch au Musée des Beaux-Arts’, Bulletin du MuséeHongrois des Beaux-Arts, Budapest, 1969, no. 32-33, pp. 45-62, reproduced, page 58, fig. 44.

Gerd Unverfehrt, Hieronymus Bosch: Die Rezeption seiner Kunst im frühen 16. Jahrhundert, Berlin, 1980, page 290,cat. no. 161d (a) under ‘Other Versions’.

GNM-Akten 5834 (‘Papers relating to the exhibition of the copy of the painting The Garden of Earthly Delights by HieronymusBosch’), Nuremberg 1991.

Gerd Unverfehrt, ‘Hieronymus Boschs Garten der Lüste in einer alten Wiederholung,’ in Germanisches Nationalmuseum MonthlyBulletin, March 1991, pp. 958-62, illustrated, page 959.

Ildiko Ember and Zsuzsa Urbach, Old Masters’ Gallery, Summary Catalogue, vol. 2: Early Netherlandish, Dutch and Flemish paintings, Budapest 2000, page 25, inv. no. 1323 (listed as a comparison for our picture; version 2 and 5 both seem to refer to our picture).

Pilar Silva Maroto, El Jardín de las Delicias de El Bosco: Copias, Estudio Técnico y Restauración, Madrid, 2000,exh. cat. no. 4, as by “Anonymous artist, before 1568”.

Roger van Schoute and Monique Verboomen, Jérôme Bosch, Tournai 2000, page 218, cat. no. 30c.

Carmen Garrido and Roger van Schoute, Bosch at the Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2001, page 191, Fig. 77.

Matthijs Ilsink and Jos Koldeweij, Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, 2016, page 185, no. 49.

Salomon in S. Kemperdick et al., Hieronymus Bosch und seine bildwelt im 16. Und 17. Jahrhundert, exhibition catalogue,Berlin 2016, pp. 107-109, cat. No. 5, reproduced.

Nicholas Hall, Dawn Ades, Olivier Berggruen and J. Patrice Marandel, Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art, exh. cat. New York, 2019.

You may also like
more from this artist