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Remnant of a memorial piece of Matthijs Lateur

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 154
Name Remnant of a memorial piece of Matthijs Lateur
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Remnant of a memorial piece; only the stone tablet with memorial text remains
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a judicial official of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the cloister
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks located in the south arm of the cloister, on the wall of the sixth bay (centre)
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial piece; marker of a grave
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: memorial text
Name Matheus Lateur (Matthijs Lateur)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [157] Matheus Lateur (Matthijs Lateur) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: text
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? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 19 x 64 x 0
Completeness Probably incomplete: a fragment. The shape of the tablet suggests that it was originally surmounted by a religious image.
Condition The tablet is damaged and the text has faded
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The memorial piece has been in the cloister of old
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 provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 212; no. 68
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 299, 343; no. 128
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 477; 2
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Clergymen, lay officials and scholars of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) were buried in the cloister. The epitaphs of the commemorated persons were inscribed on tablets which were built into the cloister walls. Each bay contained three graves.

Single piece (front) of [154] Remnant of a memorial piece of Matthijs Lateur

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Remnant of a memorial piece; only the stone tablet with memorial text remains
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 19 x 64 x 0
Date
Year 1506
Specified date 1506/08/19
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tablet is located in the south arm of the cloister, on the wall of the sixth bay (centre)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the tablet
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hyer leyt begraven Matheus Lateur Roeydrager deser kercke then Doem t' Utrecht ende sterf int jaer ons Here XVc en VI de XIXte dach in Augusto.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Matthijs Lateur, judicial official of this church, the Dom Church in Utrecht, and died in the year of Our Lord 1506, [on] the 19th day in August.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven Matthijs Lateur, roededrager (gerechtelijk ambtenaar) van deze kerk, de Domkerk te Utrecht, en stierf in het jaar ons Heren 1506, [op] de 19de dag in augustus.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [157] Matheus Lateur (Matthijs Lateur) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The text is hard to read. Transcription taken from Bloys van Treslong Prins.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 157
Personal details
Name Matheus Lateur (Matthijs Lateur)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1506/08/19
Additional remarks He was buried in the cloister of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification 'roeydrager' (literally: bearer of the rod) of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk which means that he was a judicial official of the chapter
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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