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Floor slab of Peter Ghysberts Toelinck and Aleyt van den Hezeacker, and a child

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2602
Name Floor slab of Peter Ghysberts Toelinck and Aleyt van den Hezeacker, and a child
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 originally with an inscription aling the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols, and a central quatrefoil with an angel holding two shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
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 Peter Ghysberts Toelinck and Aleyt van den Hezeacker, and a child
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5020] Aleyt van den Hezeacker (female)
  • [5019] Peter Ghysberts Toelinck (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification
Additional remarks A later inscription indicates that an infant member of the Toelinck family was buried in this grave in 1615.
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 204 x 113 x 0
Completeness The slab seems complete
Condition Completely eroded: no legible features left
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification A later inscription indicates that an infant member of the Toelinck family was buried in this grave in 1615.
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, 113
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2602] Floor slab of Peter Ghysberts Toelinck and Aleyt van den Hezeacker, and a child

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab originally with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols, and a central quatrefoil with an angel holding two shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 204 x 113 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date 1531/07/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest date of death is that of the husband
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 inside a central quatrefoil medallion, 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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per fess, A: three contourny birds, 1-2; B: three triple barrelets (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: doorsneden, A: drie omgewende vogels, 1-2; B: drie drielingsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Single standing angel, not quite full-length, inside a quatrefoil medallion
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Toelinck
Person details
Person details
  • [5019] Peter Ghysberts Toelinck (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs 1709, 76.2)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside a central quatrefoil medallion, 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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per fess, A: an issuant contourny lion; B: three triple berrelets (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: doorsneden, A: een uitkomende omgewende leeuw; B: drie drielingsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification Single standing angel, not quite full-length, inside a quatrefoil medallion
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van den Hezeacker
Person details
Person details
  • [5020] Aleyt van den Hezeacker (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on a manuscript (Hs 1709, 76.2)

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription inscription along all four edges of the slab, and continuing across the top of the central field
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Peter Toelinck Ghysbert soen die sterf int Jaer Ons Heren M CCCCC ende XXXI den XIten dach Julij bidt voer die ziele. Ende Aleyt syn huysvrou die sterf anno XVc XLVI den XXIIe dach novembri
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Peter Toelinck, Ghysbert's son, who died in the year of Our Lord 1531 on the 11th day of July, pray for the soul. And Aleyt, his wife, who died in the year 1546 on the 22nd day of November.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5020] Aleyt van den Hezeacker (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5019] Peter Ghysberts Toelinck (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

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
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) Quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5019
Personal details
Name Peter Ghysberts Toelinck
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1531/07/11
Additional remarks Peter Ghysberts Toelinck was the son of Ghysbert Jans Toelinck (d. 1476/7) and Mechtelt van den Molengrave (d. 1518/9). He became a corn merchant and was one of the richest men in the city of 's-Hertogenbosch; he was also a member of the Fraternity of Our Lady. He was married to Aleyt van den Hezeacker and together they had at least nine children who reached adulthood, including Frans (c. 1495-1541) who was a canon and who was buried elsewhere in the same church.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
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 5020
Personal details
Name Aleyt van den Hezeacker
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1546/11/22
Additional remarks Aleyt was the daughter of Engbert Wouters van den Hezeacker and Aleyt Lamberts van Dorne. She was married to the wealthy corn merchant Peter Ghysberts Toelinck, with whom she had at least nine children who reached adulthood, including canon Frans Toelinck (d. 1541).
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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