Rothschild Canticles (f. 55r): Little foxes in the garden; driving away the little foxes
ID
 
125
 
Original Country
 
France
 
Sorting Title
 
Rothschild Canticles (f. 55r): Little foxes in the garden; driving away the little foxes
 
Subject
 

Description: In the upper half, a youth in the center points to foxes running wild in the garden while addressing two ladies standing at the entrance of a church. In the lower half, the two ladies catch the foxes and a third fox runs between them with fruit in its mouth.

Interpretation: The foxes represent hertics preying on the church and the women driving them our refer to the need to protect oneself against this encroachment.

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

miniature

 
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. 55r): Little foxes in the garden; driving away the little foxes.