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.

 

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This is Descent into Limbo from between 1547 and 1577.

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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!