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Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer  wikidata:Q2400652
creator QS:P170,Q130531
Hieronymus Bosch: The Wayfarer
The Pedlar
label QS:Lde,"Der Hausierer"
label QS:Len,"The Pedlar"
label QS:Les,"El vendedor ambulante"
label QS:Lit,"Il venditore ambulante"
label QS:Lnl,"De marskramer"
Object type painting
Genre genre art
A thin man wearing grey clothes is walking, holding his hat in his left hand. In his right hand he is holding a stick fending off an angry dog. On his back he is carrying a large basket. This type of basket was normally used by peddlers in the 16th century in the Netherlands. To the left an inn (and possibly also a brothel). To the right a path leading into a field where a cow and a magpie seem to watch the man. Above the man, in a tree, an owl is gazing at a great tit. In the background a gallows stands on a hill.
Date circa 1494-1516
Medium oil on panel
medium QS:P186,Q296955;P186,Q1348059,P518,Q861259
Dimensions Height: 71 cm (27.9 ″); Width: 70.6 cm (27.7 ″)
dimensions QS:P2048,71U174728;P2049,70.6U174728
The panel was sawn on all sides (forming an octagon) and originally measured 94 × 72 cm.
institution QS:P195,Q679527
Current location
room 05
Accession number
1079 (OK)
Object location
51° 54′ 51.98″ N, 4° 28′ 23.02″ E info Edit coordinates on Wikidata
Object history
  • Théodor Schiff, Paris
  • before 1904
    date QS:P,+1904-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1904-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
    : art market, Paris
  • by 1904
    date QS:P,+1904-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1326,+1904-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
    : Albert Figdor (1843-1927), Vienna
  • between 29 September 1930 and 30 September 1930
    date QS:P,+1930-09-00T00:00:00Z/10,P1319,+1930-09-29T00:00:00Z/11,P1326,+1930-09-30T00:00:00Z/11
    : purchased by Jacques Goudstikker (art dealer), Amsterdam, at the sale of the collection of Albert Figdor at Cassirer, Berlin, lot no. 41, for DEM 385,000
  • : purchased by the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, from Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam for NLG 262,000
Exhibition history
  • Nouvelles Acquisitions de la Collection Goudstikker, , Jacques Goudstikker, Amsterdam, 3.
  • Jeroen Bosch, Noord-Nederlandsche primitieven, Museum Boymans, Rotterdam, , 57, p. 34-35, ill. 76.
  • Bijbelsche Kunst, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, , 124a, p. 106, ill. 6.
  • La peinture Hollandaise de Jérôme Bosch à Rembrandt/Hollandse schilderkunst van Jeroen Bosch tot Rembrandt, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten Brussel, Brussels, , 13.
  • Middeleeuwse kunst der Noordelijke Nederlanden, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, , 71, p. 80, ill. 42.
  • Jheronimus Bosch, Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, , 36, p. 132, with color image on p. 51, as De Landloper, 71 × 70.6 cm (27.9 × 27.7 ″).
  • Van Eyck to Bruegel, 1400-1550. Dutch and Flemish painting in the collection of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , ISBN 9789069181370, 16, p. 90-95.
  • Jheronimus Bosch, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , 6.1a.
  • The collection enriched, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , no catalog.
  • De ontdekking van het dagelijkse leven van Bosch tot Bruegel, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, , ISBN 9789069182889.
  • Hieronymus Bosch. Visions of genius, Het Noordbrabants Museum, 's-Hertogenbosch, Commons-logo.svg, ISBN 9780300220131
Credit line Purchased with support of Vereniging Rembrandt, D.G. van Beuningen, F.W. Koenigs and J.P. van der Schilden
  • Anonymous
    Unknown author
    , Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen collection online, as The Pedlar, circa 1500
    date QS:P,+1500-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
    , 71 × 70.6 cm (27.9 × 27.7 ″).
  • Anonymous
    Unknown author
    , RKDimages, Art-work number 27627, as De marskramer, circa 1494
    date QS:P,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
    or later (1487-1516), 70.6 × 70.6 cm (27.7 × 27.7 ″).
  • Anonymous
    Unknown author
    , Vereniging Rembrandt, as De Marskramer, circa 1494
    date QS:P,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
    , 71 × 70.6 cm (27.9 × 27.7 ″).
  • Anonymous
    Unknown author
    , Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage Photolibrary, object number 40002111, as De landloper ("De verloren zoon"), circa 1494
    date QS:P,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
    /from 1494
    date QS:P,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P580,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
    , 71 × 70.6 cm (27.9 × 27.7 ″).
  • Anonymous
    Unknown author
    , Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur, object 20041771, as Der verlorene Sohn, year unknown
    Unknown date
    , Diameter: 70.5 cm (27.7 ″)
    dimensions QS:P2386,70.5U174728

  • Fierens-Gevaert, [Hippolyte] (1912) ‘Jérôme Bosch’, Les Primitifs Flamands. Volume II, Bruxelles: G. van Oest & Cie., p. 177, no image, as Enfant prodigue, collection Figdor.
  • Fourcaud, L. de () ‘Hieronymus van Aken, dit Jérôme Bosch (vers 1460 † 1516). III-V’, La Revue de l'Art Ancien et Moderne, vol. XXXI, p. 271, 284, no image, as L'Enfant prodigue.
  • Friedländer, Max J. (1969) Early Netherlandisch Painting. Volume V. Geertgen tot Sint Jans and Jerome Bosch, Leyden: A.W. Slijthof, Brussels: La Connaissance, p. 87, cat. 103, as The Prodigal Son.
  • Koldeweij, A.M., P. Vandenbroeck en B. Vermet (2001) Jheronimus Bosch. Alle schilderijen en tekeningen, Rotterdam: NAi Uitgevers, Gent/Amsterdam: Ludion, ISBN 90-5662-219-6, p. 29, as Marskramer, circa 1494
    date QS:P,+1494-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1480,Q5727902
    or later, 71 × 70.6 cm (27.9 × 27.7 ″), with color image.
  • Koldeweij, Jos, Paul Vandenbroeck, Bernard Vermet (2001) Hieronymus Bosch. The Complete Paintings and Drawings, Ghent/Amsterdam: Ludion, ISBN 0-8109-9064-4, p. 88, as Pedlar.
  • Marijnissen, Roger H. ([1987]) Hieronymus Bosch. Het volledige oeuvre, Haarlem: Gottmer/Brecht, ISBN 90-2300-651-8, p. 410, as De zogenaamde Verloren Zoon.
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