La Mort de l’avare – Death and the Usurer

Entitled Death and the Usurer (painted at a time when Christians agreed with Muslims that usury is a sin), this extraordinary Christian composition is by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch around 1500-1510. The work is the right panel of a triptych, now divided. Click to enlarge.

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Hieronymus Bosch (circa 1450–1516).
Oil on oak panel. 93 cm x 31 cm.
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.

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Categories: Art, Christianity

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