Allegory of Gluttony and Lust

Allegory of Gluttony and Lust

Allegory of Intemperance
Artist Hieronymus Bosch
Year 1490-1500

Allegory of Intemperance is a Hieronymus Bosch painting made sometime between 1490 and 1500. It is currently in the Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut.[1]

This panel is the left inside bottom wing of a hinged triptych. The other identified parts are the The Ship of Fools, which formed the upper left panel, and the Death and the Miser, which was the right panel; The Wayfarer was painted on the right panel rear. The central panel, if existed, is unknown.

The Allegory represented a condemnation of gluttony, in the same way the right panel condemned avarice.[2] The fragment shows a fat man riding a barrel in a kind of lake or pool. He is surrounded by other people, who push him or pour a liquid from the barrel. Below, a man swims with, above his head, a vessel with meat. The swimmer's clothes lie on the shore at bottom. On the right, under a hut, a couple is devoting to lascivious acts, perhaps induced by drunkenness.


  1. ^ "Allegory of Gluttony and Lust - Hieronymous Bosch". Archived from the original on 19 April 2010. Retrieved 11 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Page at the museum's official website

External links

  • Page at the museum's official website