Historians and scholars are pleased to announce that a small painting — it spent decades in storage at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art — was indeed painted by Dutch master Hieronymus Bosch.
Monday was an important day in Dutch art history because the number of known surviving paintings by Hieronymus Bosch was increased by one. “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” — previously believed to have been painted by Bosch’s workshop — had sat in storage in Kansas City, Missouri, at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, since 1930.
Over the past five years, a team of researchers has been implementing sophisticated infrared technology in an attempt to both identify and study Bosch’s works. The attribution was announced Monday at the Noordrabants Museum in Bosch’s hometown. In fact, the museum has made headlines recently for having brought together 20 of the artist’s 25 surviving works for a major retrospective opening next week.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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