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Follower of Hieronymus Bosch
THE BATTLE BETWEEN CARNIVAL AND LENT

inscribed and bearing date lower left:  ydere mol wil in syn hol/AoDM 1510


oil on panel
56.5 by 214 cm.; 22 1/4 by 84 1/4 in.
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Provenance

Anonymous Sale, London, Philips, 13 May 1986, lot 32, for £9,000, where acquired by the present owners.

Catalogue Note

An early copy after a lost original by Bosch, other versions of which are in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, and the Museum Mayer van den Bergh in Antwerp. The best known version, a grisaille copy once considered by Friedländer as the possible original, is now in the Noordbrabants Museum in 's-Hertogenbosch (for which see, for example, L. Silver, Hieronymus Bosch, New York and London 2006, p. 381, fig. 300). The inscription may be translated as: 'Every mole wants to go in his hole'.

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