The Last Judgment (Bosch triptych)  

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 Gryllus detail from the bottom of the central panel of Bosch's Last Judgment in Vienna.
Gryllus detail from the bottom of the central panel of Bosch's Last Judgment in Vienna.

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The Last Judgment is a triptych by Hieronymus Bosch created sometime after 1482.

This triptych currently resides at the Academie für Bildenden Künste in Vienna. The outside of the shutters are Grisaille on panel, while the inside shutters and center are oil on panel. The left and right panels measure 167.7 x 60 cm and the center panel measures 164 x 127 cm.

This is not to be confused with a fragmented piece of art by Bosch under the same title (see The Last Judgment) or another full painting by Bosch.


This tryptich by Hieronymus Bosch has many similarities to The Haywain Triptych, the left panel shows the Garden of Eden, at the top God is shown seated in Heaven while the Rebel Angels are cast out of Heaven are transformed into insects. At the bottom, God created Eve out of the rib of Adam, and as the panel goes higher while Eve is tempted by the Serpent (possibly Lilith) and are finally chased by the Angel into the dark forest signifying and dark sinful humanity, in the central panel where Jesus judges the souls while surrounded by the Saints, below is a burning and ending earth where Demons seizes the souls, and on the right panel is Hell where the wicked souls are punished.

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