Attribution dispute leads to withdrawal of Bosch paintings

Two paintings by Dutch medieval artist Hieronymous Bosch (1450-1516) have been withdrawn from a major exhibition of the artist’s work, which opened in the Netherlands on Saturday (13 February).

Madrid’s Museo del Prado was due to lend ‘The Cure of Folly’ and ‘The Temptation of St Anthony’ for display in ‘Hieronymus Bosch: Visions of Genius’ at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch (’s-Hertogenbosch). A dispute over the attribution of the works led the Prado to cancel the loans a few short days before the exhibition opened to the public. Continue reading