Born in 1450, Bosch spent his entire artistic career in the small Dutch town of Hertogenbosch. He was known as an eccentric painter of religious visions, particularly of the torments of hell. His works were in the collections of noble families of the Netherlands, Austria and Spain and his style was imitated throughout the 16th century. He painted several altarpieces for the Cathedral of Saint John's and was a member of the religious Brotherhood of Our Lady. Bosch most likely never traveled far from his home, although records exist that suggest a commission in 1504 from Philip the Handsome, who was later the King of Castile.