Jheronimus Hieronymus Bosch en Drie Koningen adoration of the Magi

Adoration of the Magi, 's-Hertogenbosch; Visible light

Adoration of the Magi, 's-Hertogenbosch; Infrared photography

Infrared photography

Adoration of the Magi, 's-Hertogenbosch; Infrared reflectography

Infrared reflectography

Adoration of the Magi, 's-Hertogenbosch; Parallel view

Parallel view


Het Noordbrabants Museum (Moonentriptiek)

Follower of Jheronimus Bosch, 

The Adoration of the Magi, c. 1575.

Oak panels, 69.5 x 53.2 cm (central panel), 73.5 x 24.5 (each wing),

’s-Hertogenbosch, Het Noordbrabants Museum, 15257.


This painting is interesting because it enabled the reconstruction of another, earlier triptych. Two fragments of this dismantled triptych are in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and what was possibly the central panel is in a private collection in Paris.

Curiously, the outside of the wings of the triptych in ’s-Hertogenbosch were never painted. The work is also related to the Adoration triptych in Anderlecht, where we see the same architectural details on the left inner wing and a highly similar group of figures on the central panel. Appearently,a  follower of Jheronimus Bosch combined features from several compositions into a new one.



From Bosch’s Stable 2018, 7, 21, 25-26, 30-31, 52, 56-57, 71-72, 77, 94, cat. no. 23.