Three dimensional sculpture of the "Devil on Night
Chair", also known as "Prince of Hell", a figure that is prominently
featured in "The Garden of Earthly Delights", painted by early Renaissance
artist Hieronymus Bosch in 1503-1504. One of three large triptychs
painted by Bosch during his lifetime, and widely considered to be his
masterpiece, "The Garden of Earthly Delights" follows the customary triptych
tradition, meant to be viewed from left to right, with panels representing
Eden, Earthly Temptations, and Hell. The figure of the "Devil on Night
Chair" is found on the right panel (see photo, below). Considered to
be a forerunner of surrealism and inspiring artists across the centuries,
from Bruegel to Dali, Bosch continues to fascinate historians and art lovers
Studio artists in Bosch's Netherlands birthplace,
s'Hertogenbosch, hand-paint molded resin forms to produce incredibly
detailed three dimensional renderings of the fantastical figures found in
"The Garden of Earthly Delights".
This particularly disturbing, bird-like creature is
seated on a chamber pot, while devouring the corpses of the tormented.
The cauldron that sits on his head is considered by some scholars to
represent a debased crown, which gave the name "Prince of Hell" to this
Figures that have long been a source of fascination
have been lifted from the painted surface and transformed into 3 dimensional
objects for our close inspection. Perfect for placement on a desk or
shelf, this small sculpture will make an ideal gift for anyone interested in
Renaissance Art, Modern Art or Medieval History.
Dimensions: 8.5"H x 4"W x 3.5"D
Shipping Weight: 7 lbs.
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"The Garden of Earthly Delights"
painted by early Renaissance artist Hieronymus Bosch