That little owl, like many other animals in Bosch’s work, is a little detail in a painting full of little details.
We saw these owls on 8 July 2016, when we were in the natural history museum in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
The Tilburg exhibition on animals in Bosch’s works did not show the original works of art. These had been earlier this year in the exhibition in Den Bosch; and are now in the exhibition in the Prado museum in Madrid.
The Tilburg exhibition had reproductions of Bosch’s paintings. And also many stuffed animals of species shown by Bosch. I think there was a mistake in these stuffed animals: they…
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