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Floor slab of Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and Merietgen Willemsz

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1392
Name Floor slab of Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and Merietgen Willemsz
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Gouda, Janskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a perspectivally rendered classical temple front in low relief, containing an inscription and a two-line poem, and two heraldic shields in the top corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [216] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St. Janskerk)), Gouda
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and Merietgen Willemsz
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3371] Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck (male)
  • [3372] Merietgen Willemsz (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
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
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 144 x 79 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry removed
Specification The two shields were probably effaced. An additional inscription commemorates Marygen Tynaegels (d. 1585), while there are also faint later inscriptions vertically incised on the two temple walls/columns.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part I (Utrecht 1922), 291
  • van Dolder-de Wit, Henny, Mijn voeten lopen over oude stenen ... Vier eeuwen begraven in de Sint-Janskerk. Over grafsteden, zerken, klokluiden en nog veel meer (Gouda 2010), 13, 32
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1392] Floor slab of Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and Merietgen Willemsz

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a perspectivally rendered classical temple front in low relief, containing an inscription and a two-line poem, and two heraldic shields in the top corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 144 x 79 x 0
Date
Year 1572
Specified date 1572/07/02
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The husband's date of death is the earliest mentioned
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gouda, Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Currently situated in the north aisle of the nave near windows 6 and 7
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 in the two top corners
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn or effaced?
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and Merietgen Willemsz
Person details
Person details
  • [3371] Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck (male)
  • [3372] Merietgen Willemsz (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the frieze of the temple
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Wel hem die in tijts bevroet / Dat wel leven wel sterven doet.
Translation
English translation Well will it go with him who recognises in time / that a good life makes a good death.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription between the walls of the temple
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier is begraven Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck ende sterf den 2 July 1572. Ende Merietgen Willemsz, sijne huisvrou, sterf den 9 January 1605.
Translation
English translation Here is buried Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck and he died on the 2th July 1572. And Merietgen Willemsz, his wife, died on the 9th January 1605.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [3371] Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [3372] Merietgen Willemsz (female)
Sex female
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)
  • architectural decorations
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 3371
Personal details
Name Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1572/07/02
Additional remarks Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck was married to Merietgen Willemsz
Social standing
Status
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3372
Personal details
Name Merietgen Willemsz
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1605/01/09
Additional remarks Merietgen Willemsz was married to Cornelis Ghoeverts Wijck
Social standing
Status
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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