Janssens e.a. 1991
Van den Vos Reynaerde – Het Comburgse handschrift (Jozef Janssens, Rik Van Daele, Veerle Uyttersprot and Jo De Vos) 1991
[Davidsfonds, Louvain, 1991 (2nd edition)]
On page 196 of this publication Rik Van Daele interprets the diabolical priest in the central panel of Bosch’s Temptations of St Anthony triptych (Lisbon) as a fox: ‘In the foreground, in the water we see three clergymen. The left one is a fox, similar to the type of the preaching fox. His coat is torn open and his body already shows signs of decomposition’. The caption of the accompanying illustration reads: ‘The fox (identified as such by its pointed snout) among misshapen monsters as the false teacher with torn clothes and decomposing body, a symbol of sin’.