Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil

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Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil
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Film poster
Directed byPieter van Huystee
Written byPieter van Huystee
Release date
  • 19 November 2015 (2015-11-19)
Running time
86 minutes

Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (Dutch: Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil) is a 2015 Dutch documentary film directed by Pieter van Huystee about the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.[1] It documents how The Haywain Triptych is exhibited in Bosch's hometown of 's-Hertogenbosch for the first time in almost 500 years.

The film gives a behind-the-scenes look at how the many paintings in the exhibit Jheronimus Bosch—Visions of Genius were assembled, including visits to Museo del Prado in Madrid and Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. A high point occurs when years of research result in The Temptation of Saint Anthony, a small painting at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, being attributed to the hand of Bosch himself.[2]


The film has a score of 64% on Metacritic.[3] It was listed as one of eleven films that could be selected as the Dutch submission for the Best Foreign-Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards.[4]


  1. ^ "Jheronimus Bosch, Touched by the Devil". filmstransit. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Hieronymus Bosch Is Credited With Work in Kansas City Museum".
  3. ^ "Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil Metacritic listing". Metacritic. 24 September 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Feature Film Academy Entry". Eye Film Institute Netherlands. 9 August 2016. Retrieved 9 August 2016.

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