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 Bosch, Hieronymus: Haywain
Painted: 1485-90; Oil on panel (triptych); El Escorial, Monasterio de San Lorenzo (or Prado, Madrid)

The subject of sin and its punishments was central to all of Bosch's art. Another famous triptych, the Haywain contains a similar progression of sin, from Eden to hell, across its panels. In the central panel sin is represented through the metaphor of a large wagonload of hay for which a greedy world grasps. All the while, the wagon is being pulled by demons towards the right panel - which shows one of Bosch's earliest depictions of hell.

467 x 1539 183.0K
183.0K, 467 x 1539

Hell
Right wing
147 x 66 cm
Paradise
Left wing
147 x 66 cm

462 x 1542 179.3K
179.3K, 462 x 1542

777 x 1083 211.3K
211.3K, 777 x 1083

Haywain
Central panel
140 x 100 cm