Madrid’s El Prado denies claims over ‘fake’ Hieronymus Bosch masterpiece

LAST UPDATED: 11 Nov, 2015 @ 21:22
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Hieronymus Bosch’s Table of the Seven Deadly Sins
Hieronymus Bosch’s Table of the Seven Deadly Sins

A ROW has erupted over the authenticity of a priceless painting in Spain’s most famous museum.

The Prado in Madrid has denied claims that Hieronymus Bosch’s Table of the Seven Deadly Sins is not the work of the Dutch artist but was produced by his followers.

The Bosch Research and Conservation Project, which scrutinises the artist’s work, believes this and Christ Carrying the Cross in Ghent’s Museum of Fine Arts are imitations.

The findings come ahead of a major 2016 exhibition celebrating 500 years since Bosch’s death.



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  1. According to the English version of wikipedia scholars have rejected the attribution of the Seven deadly Sins to Bosch since 1898 and the Carrying of the Cross at least since 2001.

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