Guided tour

From Bosch to Brueghel

Get to know the Masters of the South

Jheronimus Bosch, Pieter Brueghel the Younger, the Knip family of painters from Tilburg: Brabant's art history is rich and fascinating. On this tour, you will be introduced to a number of masters from the South. As diverse as their work is, there is one common denominator: the artists you will meet all worked as part of a family or studio. Becoming a professional artist entailed a long period of apprenticeship; you started as a sidekick and ended, hopefully, as a fully-fledged master. This made an artist's career inaccessible to many. Each of the Brabant masters came from good families and had the means and the culture to study.

About the presentation

Starting with the emulators and imitators of Jheronimus Bosch, the tour takes you along the landscape painting of three generations of painters from the Brueghel family. The Brueghels were a unique and very close-knit family; this was their strength and the key to their great success. Next, you get to know the 17th-century masters of the baroque era, such as Theodoor van Thulden and Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert. Lastly, you meet three generations of the Knips, a family of painters from Tilburg. Nicolaas Frederik Knip (1741-1808) was the 'founding father' of an entire family of painters, of whom the most famous are son Joseph Augustus Knip (1777-1847) and granddaughter Henriette Ronner-Knip (1821-1909).

What's on show?

✓ Emulators and imitators of Jheronimus Bosch
✓ The Flemish proverbs from 1712, painted after Bruegel
✓ Landscape paintings of the Brueghel family
✓ 17th-century masters of the baroque era, including Theodoor van Thulden and Thomas Willeboirts Bosschaert
✓ Three generations of the Knip painting family

Is there a work of art or an object you are particularly keen to see during the tour? Let us know on the booking form.

Practical information

Group size max. 15 people per tour guide
Duration 60 minutes
Start times Tuesday to Sunday between 11.15 AM and 15.30 PM
Languages Dutch, German, and other languages on request
Cost per tour € 95 (Dutch) and € 110 (other languages) (excluding entrance fees)
Bookings two weeks in advance, by clicking the button below


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