Lambert Lombard (1505-1566)
Location : Paris (France), Fondation Custodia (Dutch Institute - inv. 3949)
Belonged to the collection of F. Lugt.
There is no known drawing by Bosch that was used as a model for this plate, but it is clear on stylistic grounds, as well as from the lettering, that Lambert Lombard is responsible for the figures in the foreground. A pen drawing by Lambert Lombard (in reverse; signed and dated 1556) is in the Fondation Custodia, Paris, inv.no.3949; it is probably made after a now lost composition by Bosch.
Similar images of Lambert Lombard can be seen for example in the Library of the University in Liege (Belgium) and the British Museum in London, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York en the Noordbrabants Museum in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.
Godelieve Denhaene, 'Lambert Lombard. Renaissance et Humanisme à Liège', Antwerp, 1990, p.314, no.26 and ill.272; G. Denhaene, in J. van Grieken - G. Luijten - J. van der Stock, "Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print", exh.cat. Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels and Fondation Custodia in Paris, New Haven and London, 2013, cat.no.74.
Matthijs Ilsink 'Bosch en Bruegel als Bosch', page 229, 2009