Hieronymus Bosch

Death and the miser

Hieronymus Bosch - Death and the miser

Probably painted as the outside of the left wing of an altarpiece

Hieronymus Bosch
Death and the miser
c. 1490
93 x 31 cm
Oil on wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Samuel H. Kress Collection


Collection catalogues
John Oliver Hand, Martha Wolff, Early Netherlandish painting, Washington; New York, 1986, pp. 15-22
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 184

Kurt Falk, The unknown Hieronymus Bosch, Benson, N.C.; Berkeley, Calif; East Montpelier, Vt., 2008, p. 13


Private collection, England, possibly in or near Arundel, Sussex, around 1826
unnamed dealer, Highgate Village, London, c. 1926
with Raven, Massey, and Lester, London, by 1926
with Asscher and Welker, London, by 1931
Baron Joseph van der Elst, Brussels, Biot, France, and numerous diplomatic posts, by 1932 or slightly later
sold 1951 though Messrs. E.D. Lowy and Franz Mayer to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, New York
gift 1952 by exchange to NGA

Other works by Hieronymus Bosch

Hieronymus Bosch The Last Judgment triptych
The Last Judgment triptych
after 1482

Hieronymus Bosch Ascent of the blessed
Ascent of the blessed

Hieronymus Bosch Peddler

Hieronymus Bosch Christ carrying the cross
Christ carrying the cross

Hieronymus Bosch Adoration of the Magi
Adoration of the Magi