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Here's a Bosch "Hell" diptych  Can't tell if it's the right one.

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Oracle/9941/BoschParadiseandHell.jpg

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From: "Rickard A. Parker" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sunday, December 24, 2006 5:07 PM
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> David Boyd wrote:
> >
> > HELL  [and a goodly number of earthly manifestations thereof ] comes at
> > once to mind...........
>
>
> Dear Temur,
>
> You asked for more Flemish influences upon Eliot.  This note for line
> 380 of TWL is taken from http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/poem/790.html
>
>     According to Eliot (Poems, 1910-1930, p. 155), these details were
>     inspired by a painting from the school of Hieronymus Bosch (a
>     fifteenth-century Dutch artist), one called "Hell" or "The Sinful
>     World" and forming a diptych with Bosch's "Deluge." In a part of the
>     painting one can see a bat-like creature with dull human features
>     crawling headfirst down a rock wall. See Charles de Tolnay, Hieronymus
>     Bosch (Basel: Holbein, 1937), plate 25. Bosch's horrific late Gothic
>     style shows, with extraordinary vividness, allegories of Hell, the
>     fallen world of vice, and wasting self-slaughter.
>
> This is really a lifting of what Grover Smith wrote first in his
> "T.S. Eliot's Poetry and Plays: A Study in Sources and Meanings",
> pp. 94-5.  Smith noted "Poèmes 1910-1930", p. 155 and also noted the
> same place to go to see the painting.
>
> I've tried to find a copy of the painting on the web but gave up.  It
> is an altarpiece in Rotterdam and is actually likely a triptych with a
> missing center panel.
>
> Regards,
>     Rick Parker
>
>
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