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Floor slab of Henrick van der Molen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2603
Name Floor slab of Henrick van der Molen
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 the effigy of a priest with a chalice, a heraldic shield flanked by scrollwork above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols 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
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification Henrick was a canon of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
Argumentation Henrick was buried near the 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 Henrick van der Molen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5022] Henrick van der Molen (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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 199 x 105 x 0
Completeness The slab seems complete
Condition Eroded beyond reading; original features only known through earlier drawings and descriptions
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, 114
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2603] Floor slab of Henrick van der Molen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with the effigy of a priest with a chalice, a heraldic shield flanked by scrollwork above, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 199 x 105 x 0
Date
Year 1552
Specified date 1552/10/14
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre of the slab
Portrait of
Name Henrick van der Molen
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification Slab now too badly eroded to read; details known from earlier descriptions and drawings
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal The pose of the figure is ambiguous: recumbent or standing? The figure's hands are lying across his abdomen.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description chasuble worn over an alb
Attributes
Attributes
  • liturgical vessels
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification chalice and host 'floating' above his hands; maniple
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top, above the effigy of a priest
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per fess, A: three ink wells, with slightly bendy quils in them, in fess; B: a mill-rind (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: doorsneden, A: drie inktpotjes met daarin drie naar rechts hellende ganzenveren; B: een molenijzer)
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 Van der Molen
Person details
Person details
  • [5022] Henrick van der Molen (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on earlier drawings and descriptions

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 sepultus est venerandus dominus ac presbyter magister Henricus a Molendino iuris utriusque licentiatus canonicus huius templi, qui obiit anno 1552 14 Octobris
Translation
English translation Here is buried the venerable sir and priest, Master Henrick van der Molen, licentiate of both laws and canon of this church, who died in the year 1552 on 14 October.
Dutch translation Hier is begraven de eerwaarde heer en priester meester Henrick van der Molen, licentiaat in beide rechten, kanunnik van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar 1552 op 14 oktober.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5022] Henrick van der Molen (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
  • flowers/plants
  • chalice (and host)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5022
Personal details
Name Henrick van der Molen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1552/10/14
Additional remarks Hendrick van der Molen was the son of local notary Victor Henricx van der Molen and his wife Aleyt Jan Henricx van Os. Hendrick studied in Louvain and Orleans before becoming a canon in the church of St John in his home town of 's-Hertogenbosch in 1506. From 1536 he was also parish priest of Alem while holding other benefices in Oss and Geffen. He was buried near the altar of St Eloy.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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