This set of 10 stamps was presented on 4 January 2016 with the title 500 Years of Jhieronymus Bosh, to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the painter. On each stamp is a significant scene from his work the The Haywain Triptych, currently housed in the Museo del Prado (Madrid, Spain). The edge of each stamp features a brief explanation, written by Jos Koldeweij, Professor of Medieval Art History at Radboud University Nijmegen and an expert on Bosch’s work.
I was really happy to see this impressive painting in person, last year, and then to receive the receive the whole set on a packet from Heleen (the Netherlands).
I am adding this post to Sunday Stamps-II, for the letter J (Although in English the name begins with an H...!)
And I was happy to receive your information, I learned how well-known he is in Spain, I was surprised!ReplyDelete
And his name fits well in today's theme: in Dutch his name is Jeroen Bosch :-)
You remember how I enjoyed the exhibition!Delete
I had not seen his name spelled that way, but on googling it, I see he had several spellings!ReplyDelete
And a big thank you for the large size version!! It's still nightmare inducing art, but fascinating to see the details.
Very different spellings, yes. Even about this issue, I found two different spellings on the postal service site.Delete
Oh dear, I can see this giving me a spelling headache in the future. These are lovely stamps.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bob. I need to check the spelling every time.Delete
How interesting that the Dutch spelling of the name starts with an H. I was very surprised to come across this work when I visited Madrid several years ago.ReplyDelete
With a J, not an H :)Delete
In Spanish you can find the name written with a J or an H. In Catalan, mostly starting with an H.Delete
But, usually, people say/write "El Bosco" o "El Bosch". Maybe for avoiding the difficult spelling... ;)
They have done an excellent job with the stamps, his paintings are so packed with detail. His name changes are as mysterious as his ideas. We always refer to Hieronymus Bosch but then we don't have the Dutch j pronunciation in English, how lucky for this week's letter:)ReplyDelete
The stamps are excellent. I think they would like beautiful even one by one, but together they are gorgeous.Delete