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The Garden of Earthly Delights

Medium: 
Painting
Year: 
1490-1510
Art Period: 
Renaissance
Dimensions: 
220 x 389 cm (86.61 x 153.14 in)

The Garden of Earthly Delights is the modern title given to a triptych painted by the Early Netherlandish master Hieronymus Bosch. It has been housed in the Museo del Prado in Madrid since 1939. Dating from between 1490 and 1510, when Bosch was between about 40 and 60 years old, it is his best-known and most ambitious complete work. It reveals the artist at the height of his powers; in no other painting does he achieve such complexity of meaning or such vivid imagery.

Hieronymus Bosch
Artwork Location 

Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado

The Museo del Prado is the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid. It features one of the world's finest collections of European art, from the 12th century to the early 19th century, based on the former Spanish Royal Collection, and unquestionably the best single collection of Spanish art. El Prado is one of the most visited sites in the world, and it is considered to be among the greatest museums of art.