A Trip into Limbo

Went to Compton Verney yesterday and saw this small oil by Pieter Huys, a 16th century Flemish artist who, as you will see, was greatly influenced by Bosch.



This is Descent into Limbo from between 1547 and 1577.


When you get up close, you can see a number of similarities to Bosch’s work.  As I’m reading Dante’s Inferno at the moment, this resonates – love the macabre nature of the punishments!


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