Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Newly attributed Bosch painting goes on view at Nelson-Atkins

Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (ca. 1450–1516). The Temptation of St. Anthony, ca. 1500-1510. Oil on panel (oak), 15 3/16 x 9 7/8 inches (38.6 x 25.1 cm). The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 35-22.
KANSAS CITY, MO---For the first time since its reattribution, Hieronymus Bosch’s "The Temptation of St. Anthony" will go on view at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City on June 30. It will be shown with Christ Crowned with Thorns, an early Netherlandish painting recently confirmed as an autograph work by Albrecht Bouts. Stylistic analysis as well as the use of scientific techniques demonstrated that the paintings were consistent with other known works by the artists. What Lies Beneath: Rediscovering Hieronymus Bosch and Albrecht Bouts is the first time the two paintings will be shown to the Kansas City public since the confirmation of their attributions. "The Temptation of St. Anthony" dates from 1500 to 1510 and was last on view at the Nelson-Atkins in 2003. [More]