Bibliography Hieronymus Bosch

Ever since Maurice Gossart published a first list of the works of Hieronymus Bosch (ca. 1450-1516) in 1907, discussions about Bosch’s œuvre has not ceased. Already in his lifetime, he was famous for his fantastic pictorial creations; today his name has become synonymous with haunting and infernal images. Bosch's enigmatic pictures remain a mystery to the observer, which has resulted in countless interpretations.

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of his death in 2016, which gave rise to two major exhibitions in Bosch’s home town of 's-Hertogenbosch and Madrid, the flood of publications reached a new climax. Among them is the bibliography "Hieronymus Bosch" at the Chair of Early Modern and Modern Art History of State Academy of Fine Arts Stuttgart. This bibliography intends to compile not only more recent titles but also, and in particular, older and elusive international literature on the subject. The aim is to make this literature comprehensively searchable through a database for the first time.

Link to the Bibliography Hieronymus Bosch

The bibliography Hieronymus Bosch is maintained and operated by Heidelberg University Library as part of the DFG project “Fachinformationsdienste für die Wissenschaft” (“Specialised Information Services”). The publication titles suggested by researchers from various disciplines are created and indexed in the Southwest German Library Network  (Südwestdeutscher Bibliotheksverbund, SWB) using standard data from the Integrated Authority File (Gemeinsame Normdatei, GND). The presentation will use the Discovery System VuFind developed as open source software. In addition to the already existing convenient search options of the Hieronymus Bosch bibliography and Web 2.0 features, further functions are planned.