Hieronymus Bosch, Painter and Draughtsman Catalogue Raisonné Matthijs Ilsink, Jos Koldeweij, Ron Spronk, Luuk Hoogstede, Robert G. Erdmann, Rik Klein Gotink, Hanneke Nap, Daan Veldhuizen

Publication date:
15 May 2016
608 pages: 324 x 241mm
730 color + 120 b-w illus.
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Compiled by members of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and published on the 500th anniversary of Hieronymus Bosch's death, this is the definitive new catalogue of all of Bosch's extant paintings and drawings. His mastery and genius have been redefined as a result of six years of research on the iconography, techniques, pedigree, and conservation history of his paintings and on his life. This stunning volume includes all new photography, as well as up-to-date research on the individual works. For the first time, the incredible creativity of this late medieval artist, expressed in countless details, is reproduced and discussed in this book. Special attention is being paid to Bosch as an image maker, a skilled draughtsman, and a brutal painter, changing the game of painting around 1500 by his innovative way of working.

Matthijs Ilsink is project coordinator of the Bosch Research and Conservation Project and teaches at Radboud University, Nijmegen. Jos Koldeweij is professor in art history of the Middle Ages at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Ron Spronk is professor in art history at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, and Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Luuk Hoogstede is a paintings conservator at SRAL, Maastricht. 

“Dense [and] beautifully illustrated”—Ingrid D. Rowland, New York Review of Books

“[A] landmark achievement . . . a comprehensive catalog raisonné, produced by the Bosch Research and Conservation Project . . . it contains revelations that have led to controversial new attributions . . . The wealth of new data and ideas will no doubt keep scholars busy for decades.”—Nina Siegal, New York Times Book Review