Approximately another half dozen paintings are confidently attributed to his workshop.His most acclaimed works consist of a few triptych altarpieces, the most outstanding of which is The Garden of Earthly Delights., which is commonly called "Den Bosch" ('the forest'). He left behind no letters or diaries, and what has been identified has been taken from brief references to him in the municipal records of , and in the account books of the local order of the Illustrious Brotherhood of Our Blessed Lady.

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Within his lifetime his work was collected in the Netherlands, Austria, and Spain, and widely copied, especially his macabre and nightmarish depictions of hell.

Little is known of Bosch's life, though there are some records.

Sometime between 14, Bosch married Aleyt Goyaerts van den Meerveen, who was a few years his senior.

The couple moved to the nearby town of Oirschot, where his wife had inherited a house and land from her wealthy family.

Bosch's early period is studied in terms of his workshop activity and possibly some of his drawings.

Indeed, he taught pupils in the workshop, who were influenced by him.

The recent dendrochronological investigation of the oak panels by the scientists at the Bosch Research and Conservation Project His most famous triptych is The Garden of Earthly Delights (c.

1495–1505) whose outer panels are intended to bracket the main central panel between the Garden of Eden depicted on the left panel and the Last Judgment depicted on the right panel.

Bosch's date of birth has not been determined with certainty.