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Floor slab of Wilhelm van Hoemen en Gertrude Freys van Dolre

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2053
Name Floor slab of Wilhelm van Hoemen en Gertrude Freys van Dolre
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Opheusden, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with allied arms in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the bottom corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [460] St. Janskerk (St John' s Church), Opheusden
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated couple commissioned the building of the nave and the transept of the church (1524). Their slab was discovered during the restoration of the church in 1948-1952.
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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: see Commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Wilhem (Wilhelm) van Hoemen and Gertrud Friisse van Dolre (Gertrude Freys van Dolre)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4262] Gertrud Friisse van Dolre (Gertrude Freys van Dolre) (female)
  • [4261] Wilhem (Wilhelm) van Hoemen (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 180 x 125 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the top of the slab is missing
Condition Poor. The slab is damaged and badly broken. The breaks have been filled with cement.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Beaufort, R.F.P. de; Berg, Herma van den, De Betuwe ('s-Gravenhage 1968), 308
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2053] Floor slab of Wilhelm van Hoemen en Gertrude Freys van Dolre

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with allied arms in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the bottom corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 180 x 125 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1550
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The nave and transept of the church were built in 1524, commissioned by the commemorated couple
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Opheusden, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the south aisle (since 1948-1952)
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, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Damaged. Originally: the coat of arms of Van Hoemen (three lions?) - (Beschadigd. Oorspronkelijk: het wapenschild van Van Hoemen (drie leeuwen?))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: unclear (Helmteken: onduidelijk)
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 Hoemen
Person details
Person details
  • [4261] Wilhem (Wilhelm) van Hoemen (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Damaged. Originally: the coat of arms of Freys van Dolre (in a chief three lozenges?) - (Beschadigd. Oorspronkelijk: het wapenschild van Freys van Dolre (een schildhoofd beladen met drie ruiten?))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: unclear (Helmteken: onduidelijk)
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 Freys van Dolre
Person details
Person details
  • [4262] Gertrud Friisse van Dolre (Gertrude Freys van Dolre) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the quatrefoil in the bottom left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Unclear, an animal? (Onduidelijk, een dier?)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the quatrefoil in the bottom right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Unclear, an animal? (Onduidelijk, een dier?)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along all four edges of the slab originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] februari sterf Wilhem van Hoemen za[...] ende erste [dach?] augusto sterf joncfrau Gertrud Friisse van Dolre, sin hu[ysfrau].
Translation
English translation [...] February died Wilhelm van Hoemen [...] and the first [day?] of August died lady Gertrude Freys van Dolre, his wife.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4261] Wilhem (Wilhelm) van Hoemen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4262] Gertrud Friisse van Dolre (Gertrude Freys van Dolre) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The first part of the inscription (across the top edge) is missing

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4261
Personal details
Name Wilhem (Wilhelm) van Hoemen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1524
Additional remarks Also known as Willem van Heumen or Huemen. Wilhelm was married to Gertrude Freys van Dolre. The couple commissioned the building of the nave and the transept of the church of Opheusden (1524), in which they were buried.
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 4262
Personal details
Name Gertrud Friisse van Dolre (Gertrude Freys van Dolre)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1524
Additional remarks Gertrude was married to Wilhelm van Hoemen. The couple commissioned the building of the nave and the transept of the church of Opheusden (1524), in which they were buried. Gertrude died on August 1, in an unknown year.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lady ('jonkvrouw')
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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