Art in Detail_BOSCH, Hieronymus, Table of the Seven Deadly Sins

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Art in Detail BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins


BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins 1505 - 1510 Oil on poplar panel Museo del Prado, Madrid Since 1898 its authenticity has been questioned several times. In 2015 the Bosch Research Conservation Project claimed it to be by a follower, but scholars at the Prado dismissed this argument.


BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins Latin Inscriptions of Deuteronomy Above and below the central image are inscription in Latin of Deuteronomy 32:28–29


"For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them"


"O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!"


BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins Christ Christ rising from his tomb as the Man of Sorrows, displaying the wound in his side.


The Latin inscription Cave cave d[omi]n[u]s videt ("Beware, Beware, The Lord Sees").


BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins Seven Deadly Sins Each panel in the outer circle depicts a different sin.


Gluttony (gula): A drunkard swigs from a bottle while a fat man eats greedily, not heeding the plea of his equally obese young son.


Sloth (acedia): A lazy man dozes in front of the fireplace while Faith appears to him in a dream, in the guise of a nun, to remind him to say his prayers.


Lust (luxuria): Two couples enjoy a picnic in a pink tent, with two clowns (right) to entertain them.


Pride (superbia): With her back to the viewer, a woman looks at her reflection in a mirror held up by a demon.


Wrath (ira): A woman attempts to break up a fight between two drunken peasants.


Envy (invidia): A couple standing in their doorway cast envious looks at a rich man with a hawk on his wrist and a servant to carry his heavy load for him, while their daughter flirts with a man standing outside her window, with her eye on the well-filled purse at his waist. The dogs illustrate the Flemish saying, “Two dogs and only one bone, no agreement”.


Greed (avaricia): A crooked judge pretends to listen sympathetically to the case presented by one party to a lawsuit, while slyly accepting a bribe from the other party.


BOSCH, Hieronymus Table of the Seven Deadly Sins Four Last Things Four small circle detail the four last things — Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell


Death ... Death of the Sinner, death is shown at the doorstep along with an angel and a demon while the priest says the sinner's last rites.


Judgment ... Christ is shown in glory while angels awake the dead.


Hell ... demons torment sinners according to their sins.


Glory ... the saved are entering Heaven, with Jesus and the saints, at the gate of Heaven an Angel prevents a demon from ensnaring a woman. Saint Peter is shown as the gatekeeper.


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