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Floor slab of Jan Darkennes, and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2497
Name Floor slab of Jan Darkennes, and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Worn stone slab with successive incised inscriptions and heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [387] St. Johannes Evangelistkerk (St. Janskathedraal) (St John Evangelist's Church (St John's Cathedral)), 's-Hertogenbosch
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? 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: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jan Darkennes, and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4837] Jan Darkennes (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
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 Meuse limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 197 x 137 x 0
Completeness The slab appears complete
Condition Worn and in parts illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Inscriptions in the central field commemorate: Jan's son Jan Derkennis (d. 1607), Jan van Oort (d. 1606) and his wife Katalijn Derkennis (d. 1598), Hans van Oort (d. 1648) and his wife Mechtelt (d. 1626)
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Oudheusden, J.A.F.M. van; Tummers, H. A. , De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch, http://www.grafzerkensintjan.nl/default.aspx, 71
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2497] Floor slab of Jan Darkennes, and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with successive incised inscriptions and heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 197 x 137 x 0
Date
Year 1525-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification Jan Darkennes commissioned this and another slab in his own lifetime: he died in 1572 but the date of death is not completed on this slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution 's-Hertogenbosch, St. Janskathedraal
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is situated in the north inner aisle of the nave
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 upper left corner
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 a saltire (een schuinkruis)
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 Darkennes
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner
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 worn away; originally: a mark (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: een merk)
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 upper right corner
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 worn away; originally: nine shields, 3-3-3 (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: negen schildjes, 3-3-3)
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 lower right corner
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 worn away; originally: three ox-heads, 2-1 (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: drie ossenkoppen, 2-1)
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 the top, right and bottom edges
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven V[... ...]an Derkinnes [...] Juni [...].
Translation
English translation Here lies buried V[... ...]an Derkinnes [...] June [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering, only partly legible
Inscription mentioning
Name [4837] Jan Darkennes (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4837
Personal details
Name Jan Darkennes
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1485
Year/date of death 1572/07/24
Additional remarks Jan Darkennes originated from Feluy in Hainaut. He became a citizen of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1514. Jan married twice: 1) Mechtelt Coelborner, with whom he had daughters Catharina and Metken; 2) Elisabeth van Hersel alias Van Oerle. His two daughters from his first marriage were buried with him. Jan erected two floor slabs to himself in his own lifetime.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification stonemason; master mason of the church of St John in 's-Hertogenbosch (since 1528)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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