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Floor slab of Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude and Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1090
Name Floor slab of Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude and Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Delft, Oude Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with four (empty) roundels around a circular medallion in which an indent from a lost heraldic brass plate, and below a cartouche an with inscription
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [50] St. Hippolytuskerk (Oude Kerk; Oude Jan) (St Hippolytus's Church (Old Church; Old John)), Delft
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? probably yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious and social
Grave findings
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou (Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude) and Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou (Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2855] Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou (Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
  • [2856] Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou (Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification Vincent and Jan were probably brothers
Additional remarks
Name
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • stone
  • brass (copper alloy)
Specification brass lost
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 223 x 125 x 0
Completeness The slab is complete, except for the lost brass shield and the inlays in the four roundels
Condition The slab is in good condition and the inscription clearly legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry removed
Specification The indent once held a brass plate with the Sparwoude coat of arms
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Beresteyn, E.A. van, Grafmonumenten en grafzerken in de Oude kerk te Delft (Assen 1938), 54
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part I (Utrecht 1922), 113
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1090] Floor slab of Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude and Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with four (empty) roundels around a circular medallion in which an indent from a lost heraldic brass plate, and below a cartouche an with inscription
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 223 x 125 x 0
Date
Year 1553
Specified date 1553/??/??
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification Jan predeceased Vincent in 1551, but the slab is actually dated 1553 on a small banderole beneath the medallion
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Delft, Oude Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the Lady's choir ('vrouwenkoor')
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside a round medallion in the central field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield The original brass plate has been lost, leaving only rivets
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto Sparwou (on the banderole beneath the shield)
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou and Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou
Person details
Person details
  • [2855] Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou (Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
  • [2856] Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou (Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the cartouche beneath the central medallion
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven Heer Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou presbyter ende sterf den lesten November anno XVc LII. Hier leyt begraven Jan Willemszoon van Sparwou ende sterf den XXVIIten December anno XVc LI. Bidt voer die zielen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Sir Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwou, priest, and he died on the last day of November in the year 1552. Hier lies buried Jan Willemsz. van Sparwou, and he died on the 27th December in the year 1551. Pray for the souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [2855] Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou (Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [2856] Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou (Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • fruit
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2855
Personal details
Name Vincent Willems zoon van Sparwou (Vincent Willemsz. van Sparwoude)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1552/11/30
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2856
Personal details
Name Jan Willems zoon van Sparwou (Jan Willemsz. van Sparwoude)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1551/12/27
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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