Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple.

Unknown artistAfter 1569

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst

SMK - Statens Museum for Kunst
Copenhagen, Denmark

Avarice or greed is the central motif in Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple: the essence of the Bible passage is that Jesus drives the traders from the house of worship because their appetite for money has turned it into a place of commerce. The composition on which the four versions of the Traders painting are based seems quite close to Bosch – so close that it might originate from Bosch’s workshop, not too long after his death.


  • Title: Christ Driving the Traders from the Temple.
  • Creator: Unknown artist
  • Creator Lifespan: 1526-1530 Breda - 09-09-1569 Bruxelles
  • Creator Nationality: Flemish
  • Creator Gender: Male
  • Creator Death Place: Bruxelles
  • Creator Birth Place: Breda
  • Date Created: After 1569
  • Teknik: Olie og tempera på træ
  • Proveniens: Køb 1931
  • Provenance: Acquired 1931
  • Physical Dimensions: w155.5 x h102 cm (Without frame)
  • Dansk link: http://www.smk.dk/index.php?id=2898
  • Dansk Titel: Kristus uddriver kræmmerne af templet
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Statens Museum for Kunst, http://www.smk.dk/en/copyright/creative-commons/
  • Medium: Oil and tempera on panel

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