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Bosch's new painting is exhibited in his native museum

From June 30, 2017, the painting “The Temptation of St. Anthony”, which was recently attributed with complete confidence to Hieronymus Bosch, reappeared in its native walls in a new capacity. The Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City put it next to the “Christ crowned with a crown of thorns” by Dutch painter of the 15th - 16th centuries Albert Bautz, whose authorship was also confirmed by experts.Initially, both panels were included in the museum collection as original works, but later the scientists decided that they belong to students or followers. The stylistic and scientific analysis showed that the paintings fully correspond to other famous works of artists. Now the works - for the first time since the confirmation of their attribution - are presented in the exhibition entitled “What is hidden below: the newly discovered Hieronymus Bosch and Albert Bouts”.

In February 2016, the Temptation of St. Anthony was presented to the Museum of North Brabant in 's-Hertogenbosch - Bosch's hometown. The panel was an exhibit of a major exhibition dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death. A few years earlier, the Bosch Research and Restoration Project was interested in some fragments of the image. In September 2015, the experts went to Kansas City to study the panel on the spot, conduct a series of tests and give the final verdict.
Using non-invasive methods, scientists saw underpaints, which reliably determined that the panel was written by Bosch, not his apprentice. This preparatory sketch is made free, smooth strokes, like other undisputed works of the painter. In addition, it became clear that this panel was originally a fragment of a much larger work. According to experts, she represented the right wing of a disassembled triptych.
Left: Hieronymus Bosch, "The Temptation of St. Anthony" (1500 - 1510)

Until now, the “Temptation of St. Anthony”, dated 1500–1510, was in the vault of the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and was last exhibited in 2003 for the public. Now the gallery is one of several American institutions that own the works of a mysterious medieval artist. Bosch's paintings are in the Metropolitan Museum, the National Gallery of Art in Washington and the Yale University Gallery. The Morgan Library and Museum in New York also boasts a pattern.An employee of the Museum of North Brabant in 's-Hertogenbosch demonstrates the panel "The Temptation of St. Anthony" by Hieronymus Bosch. Photo via canariasenhora.com "Christ crowned with a crown of thorns" was also recently lent to the exhibition "Blood and Tears - Albert Bouts and Faces of Passion", organized by the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels. The curator Valentina Henderiks has long suspected that the picture belongs to the master's brush, which she wrote about in the accompanying catalog. Careful study of the panel and comparison with other works by the artist confirmed her guess.Christ crowned with thorns. Albert Bouts 1490, 29 × 28.9 cmAlbert Bouts (1451/55 - 1549) was the youngest son of Dirk Bouts, he studied in his father's studio and inherited it in 1475. He wrote mostly images of Christ, the Virgin Mary and St. John the Baptist. Images such as “Christ crowned with a crown of thorns” reflect the popularity of religious movements of the time. Their followers believed that such paintings were intended for the solitary contemplation and identification of themselves with their characters. This panel is one of five images of Christ, designed and reproduced in Bauts workshop in large quantities. Arthiv: read us in Telegram and look at Instagram On the materials of the official site of the Nelson-Atkins Museum and artdaily.com