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Floor slab of Willem Pelgrom

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2536
Name Floor slab of Willem Pelgrom
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 Stone slab with a chalice and host in a medallion in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
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 institution/community is mentioned in the text
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Willem Pelgrom was a canon of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
Argumentation Willem was buried near the upper altar of St Eloy
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 Willem Pelgrom
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4935] Willem Pelgrom (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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 with white veins
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 210 x 111 x 0
Completeness The slab is complete
Condition Worn but still clearly legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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, 92
Other documentation
Additional remarks
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Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2536] Floor slab of Willem Pelgrom

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with a chalice and host in a medallion in the centre, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 210 x 111 x 0
Date
Year 1584
Specified date 1584/??/29
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The date of death on the slab does not match the records of the chapter. It is quite possible that Willem Polgrom commissioned this slab during his lifetime.
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

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
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus venerabilis vir dominus Guilhelmus Peregrini canonicus huius ecclesie qui obiit anno 1584 29 Novembris
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the venerable man, sir Willem Pelgrom, canon of this church, who died in the year 1584 on 29 November.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven een eerbiedwaardig man, heer Willem Pelgrom, kanunnik van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar 1584 op 29 november.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [4935] Willem Pelgrom (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
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Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • evangelist symbols
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in relief in the corners, and a central round medallion with a chalice and host in high relief
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
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Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4935
Personal details
Name Willem Pelgrom
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1530
Year/date of death 1584
Additional remarks Willem Pelgrom was the natural son of canon Hendrik Pelgrom and Catharina van Oirschot; he was born around 1530. The chapter of the church of St John requested the bishop of Utrecht to have him made a priest and in 1557 he became a canon there with special dispensation because of his illegitimate birth. Although his tomb slab mentions 29 November as his date of death the chapter records give 29 October as the date. He was buried near the altar of St Eloy.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification
Additional remarks
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