- Location: Bosch room
- Date: XVI
Hieronymus Bosch’s paintings are notable for their disturbing moods and powerful expressive content. The three works at Gallerie dell'Accademia, comprising several oil panels, are no exception. These are: the Visions of the hereafter (in the Uffizi in Florence until September 2013), depicting the Terrestrial paradise, the Ascent of the blessed, the Fall of the damned, and Hell; the Martyrdom of St Julia, a triptych dedicated to the martyr who, so legend has it, was condemned to the agony of crucifixion by her own father, the King of Portugal; and the Hermit saints triptych, which portrays Saints Anthony, Jerome and Giles. The panels come from the Doge’s Palace in Venice, although they originally belonged to Cardinal Domenico Grimani (1461 - 1523), who bequeathed them to the lagoon city in his will in 1523.