The Last Judgment

Follower of Hieronymus Bosch, Netherlandish (active Hertogenbosch), c. 1450 - 1516

Date:
Late 16th century

Medium:
Oil on panel

Dimensions:
29 7/8 x 37 3/4 inches (75.9 x 95.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Painting

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
Cat. 386

Credit Line:
John G. Johnson Collection, 1917

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Label:
Although inspired by Bosch's style and the fantastic imagery of his Last Judgment triptych, now in the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna, the Antwerp-based painter of this large panel invented details such as the giant submerged head in Hell, as well as the fountain of life and perhaps the tree of life with an infant below it in Paradise. Christ's raised hand symbolizes his judgment. The lily beside his raised hand grants salvation, while his lowered hand and the sword signify damnation.