Rothschild Canticles (f. 141r): St. Bernard awakened by woman and shouts, 'Thieves!'; wolf and the watchdog
ID
 
172
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Sorting Title
 
Rothschild Canticles (f. 141r): St. Bernard awakened by woman and shouts, 'Thieves!'; wolf and the watchdog
 
Subject
 

Description: The top vignette illustrates a popular story about St. Bernard who was awakened in the night by a woman who attempted to seduce him. He shouted "Thieves!" in order to draw attention and avoid temptation. The bottom portion describes and illustrates a fable from Aesop with a leashed dog and a wolf.

 
Creation Date
 
c. 1300
 
Century
 
14th
 
Style Genre
 
Medieval
 
Work Type
 
dissertation/thesis
 
Measurements
 
ca. 118 x 84 mm
 
Format Medium
 

vignettes

 
Original Location
 

Flanders or Upper Rhineland

 
Provenance
 

Collection of William Alexander Douglas, Duke of Hamilton and Brandon.
Reverend Walter Sneyd, gift from Douglas in 1856.
Sotheby, sold 16 December 1903, no.513 Bernard Quaritch, London.
Collection of Edmond de Rothschild, MS 98, sold 24 June 1968 no.1 in Paris, Palais GalliƩra.
Acquired from H.P. Kraus in 1968 as the gift of Edwin J. Beinecke.

 
Current Repository
 

Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University

 
Repository Number
 
MS 404
 
Image of Rothschild Canticles (f. 141r): St. Bernard awakened by woman and shouts, 'Thieves!'; wolf and the watchdog.