“Jeroen Bosch – Accidia; Tafelblad (4) – hier es traeiichheit” (P. Gerlach O.F.M. Cap.) 1978
[in: Brabantia, 27 (1978), nr. 6, pp. 237-241/246]
[Reprinted in Gerlach 1988: 148-151]
[Also mentioned in Gibson 1983: 118 (E264)]
Gerlach focuses on the Accidia segment of the Prado Tabletop. He suggests influence of the Profectus religiosorum, a spiritual treatise by David of Augsburg (+1272). In the late Middle Ages accidia (or acedia) was interpreted as the neglecting of religious duties. The protagonist is probably a monk, perhaps a Brother of the Common Life. The woman is perhaps a Sister of the Common Life.
[explicit 25th March 2016]