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Floor slab of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar and Josina van Drakenburg

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 1423
Name Floor slab of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar and Josina van Drakenburg
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Haarzuilens, Chapel of Kasteel De Haar (De Haar Castle)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms and an inscription in the central field, an inscription along the central field, two sitting human figures at the top each holding a long veil with four shields attached to it, and the bust of a human figure at the bottom
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [111] Kasteelkapel (Castle Chapel), Haarzuilens
Arguments
  • object is in the rebuilt institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near the high altar
Argumentation According to Van Hangest d'Yvoy, the floor slab was located at the foot of the altar (recorded between 1776 and 1815). Before the rebuilding of the chapel in the late 19th century, the slab was situated between the crumbled choir walls of the old chapel, in the grass (recorded by Craandijk in 1878).
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) The chapel also houses the floor slab of Dirk's paternal grandfather, who was named Dirk as well
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind/variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Dirck van Zuylen and Josyna van Draeckenborch (Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar and Josina van Drakenburg)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3394] Josyna van Draeckenborch (Josina van Drakenburg) (female)
  • [3393] Dirck van Zuylen (Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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
Completeness
Condition In overall good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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 Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 74; no. 1
  • Craandijk, Jacobus, Wandelingen door Nederland met pen en potlood. Deel 3. , http://www.dbnl.org/tekst/craa001wand03_01/craa001wand03_01_0004.php, 101-102
  • Hangest baron d’Yvoy, Maximiliaan Louis van, Grafschriften, rouwborden en kerkglazen in verscheidene plaatsen in Utrecht, Holland, Gelderland en Noord-Brabant en van enkele plaatsen in Duitsland (manuscript, compiled between 1776-1815, collection KNGGW, The Hague ); p. 1 of De Haer
  • Wittert van Hoogland, E.B.F.F. , Bijdragen tot de geschiedenis der Utrechtsche ridderhofsteden en heerlijkheden, Genealogische en heraldische bladen: maandblad voor geslacht-, wapen- en zegelkunde 3 (1908), 1-144; 433-584, 491
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Wittert van Hoogland (1908), the commemorated couple was buried in the Pieterskerk (St Peter's Church) in Utrecht. This slab may therefore never have covered their grave. This could also explain why the dates of death of the couple were not completed.

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [1423] Floor slab of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar and Josina van Drakenburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a coat of arms and an inscription in the central field, an inscription along the central field, two sitting human figures at the top each holding a long veil with four shields attached to it, and the bust of a human figure at the bottom
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1550-1580
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification The slab was probably made while the commemorated persons were still alive. They died in 1580 and 1586.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Haarzuilens, Chapel of Kasteel De Haar (De Haar Castle)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility The chapel is very rarely open to the public
Remarks about holding institution The slab is situated inside the chapel, exact location unknown
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 centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: three zules, 2-1; II and III: three lozenges, 2-1; in and inescutcheon two embattled and counterembattled fess (gevierendeeld, I en IV: drie zuilen, 2-1; II en III: drie ruiten, 2-1; hartschild: twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: a stag's head and neck (helmteken: een kop en hals van een ree)
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 Van Zuylen van de Haar
Person details
Person details
  • [3393] Dirck van Zuylen (Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand side, first shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield three zules, 2-1, in chief a label of three points (drie zuilen, 2-1, in het schildhoofd een barensteel van drie hangers)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Zuylen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand side, second shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: a horse passant; II and III: a cross (gevierendeeld, I en IV: een stappend paard; II en III: een kruis)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Assendelft
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand side, third shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield three zules, 2-1 (drie zuilen, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Nyevelt
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand side, fourth shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield two embattled and counterembattled fesses (twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Kijfhoeck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand side, first shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield barry of eight, the even bars with ten saltirels, 4-3-2-1 (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, de even dwarsbalken beladen met tien schuinkruisjes, 4-3-2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Drakenburg
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Josina van Drakenburg
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand side, second shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield billetty, a lion guardant (bezaaid met blokjes, een aanziende leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Renesse
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Josina van Drakenburg
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand side, third shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield three lozenges, 2-1 (drie ruiten, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van de Haar
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Josina van Drakenburg
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand side, fourth shield from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: five bendlets; II and III: a chief (gevierendeeld: I en IV: vijf schuinbalken; II en III: een schildhoofd)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Attached to a veil
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Cuijnre
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quarter of Josina van Drakenburg

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription in the lower half of the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Memor esto iuditii mei, sic erit tuum: mihi heri et tibi hodie. O mors, quam amara est victoria tua.
Translation
English translation Think of my judgement, so will be yours: me yesterday and you today. O death, how bitter is your victory.
Dutch translation Wees gedachtig aan mijn oordeel, zo zal het jouwe zijn: ik gisteren, jij vandaag. O dood, hoe bitter is jouw overwinning.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The first part of the text is taken from Ecclesiasticus 38:23; the second part from Ecclesiasticus 41:1.
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edges of the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno [ ] den [ ] sterft die Edelen ende Gestrengen Dirck van Zuylen ritter heer tot Zevender. Anno [ ] den [ ] sterft die Edele ende Wyse vrouwe Josyna van Draeckenborch syn huysvrauwe.
Translation
English translation In the year [ ] on the [ ] died the noble and distinguished Dirk van Zuylen, knight, lord of Zevender. In the year [ ] on the [ ] died the noble and wise lady Josina van Drakenburg, his wife.
Dutch translation In het jaar [ ] op de [ ] stierf de edele en gestrenge Dirk van Zuylen, ridder, heer tot Zevender. In het jaar [ ] op de [ ] stierf de edele en wijze vrouwe Josina van Drakenburg, zijn vrouw.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [3394] Josyna van Draeckenborch (Josina van Drakenburg) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [3393] Dirck van Zuylen (Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The dates of death were left uncompleted. Van Hangest d'Yvoy, Craandijk and Bloys van Treslong Prins give slightly different transcriptions. The transcription could not be verified.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two sitting human figures, each holding a veil with shields attached to it (top of the slab); bust of a human figure with crossed hands and wide sleeves that are spread like wings (bottom of the slab)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3393
Personal details
Name Dirck van Zuylen (Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar)
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1510
Year/date of death 1580/06/05
Additional remarks Son of Steven van Zuylen van de Haar and Josina van Assendelft. Husband of Josina van Drakenburg with whom he had at least two sons and four daughters.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification knight; lord of De Haar, Zevender, Spengen, Kockengen, Bijleveld and Haanwijk
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 3394
Personal details
Name Josyna van Draeckenborch (Josina van Drakenburg)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1586
Additional remarks Daughter of Johan van Drakenburg and Hedwig van Renesse. Wife of Dirk van Zuylen van de Haar with whom she had at least two sons and four daughters. She inherited town castle Drakenburg at the Oudegracht in Utrecht, Drakenburg Castle near Baarn, Drakensteyn Castle near Lage Vuursche, and Oudaen Castle near Breukelen.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification Lady of Oudaen and Drakenburg
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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