Jheronimus Bosch

Did you know that ‘The Fight between Carnival and Lent’ by Jheronimus Bosch (1450-1516) is one of the oldest paintings of Dutch carnival festivities? It depicts a battle by the figures Carnival (the bagpipe player carried on the table, symbolizing the pleasures of life) and Lent (the lady carrying a table with fish, symbol for religious life and preparation for Easter).