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Prints & Drawings, Room 90, The Julie and Robert Breckman Gallery

Initial with St Bernard and Cistercian monks

Manuscript Cutting
1500-1530 (made)
Place Of Origin

Historiated initial C depicting St. Bernard interceding before an altar for three cistercian monks, in white habits. They are threatened by Death and four devils, hell-mouth in the foreground.


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Brief Description
Historiated initial C depicting St Bernard interceding for cistercian monks, and monks being dragged into Hell, probably from a choirbook, Flanders, ca. 1500-1530. A duplicate number MS.381 was assigned to this object in error and was subsequently cancelled.
Physical Description
Historiated initial C depicting St. Bernard interceding before an altar for three cistercian monks, in white habits. They are threatened by Death and four devils, hell-mouth in the foreground.
Dimensions
  • Height: 90mm
  • Width: 84mm
Production typeUnique
Object history
Part of cuttings purchased in batches from William Henry James Weale in 1883, 95 on 9 April 1883, 258 on 17 April 1883, 20 on 20 February, for the total sum of £96.7.2 (now Museum nos 8972-9042).
Associated Object
Other Number
MS. 381 - Cancelled number
Collection
Accession Number
9004H

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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