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Floor slab of members of the Van Swieten and Van Zijl families

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 268
Name Floor slab of members of the Van Swieten and Van Zijl families
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Double slab, divided vertically into two compartments, each with its own heraldry and inscription, with a (lost) brass plate in the centre
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? probably 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 Prior to the 1960-1967 restoration of the church the slab was situated in the presbytery
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. • No information is available about possible other functions, because the object is too damaged or no photograph is available.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name members of the Van Swieten and Van Zijl families
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [573] Jacob Hugenzoon van Swieten (male)
  • [574] Dirck van Zijl (male)
  • [2674] Jan Jacobzoon van Swieten (male)
  • [575] Daniel van Zijl (male)
  • [340] Jan van Swieten (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification Dirck and Daniel van Zijl were respectively the father and brother of Cecilia van Zijl. She and Jacob Hugenzoon van Swieten were the parents of Jan Jacobzoon van Swieten. Jan van Swieten was a relative of them, though probably not a member of their nuclear family (which otherwise would have included two adult sons named Jan).
Additional remarks Inscriptions added for members of the Van Swieten family who died after 1580
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
  • brass (copper alloy)
Specification green-grey Öland limestone; brass lost
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 232 x 170 x 0
Completeness Largely complete except for the lower right corner; the engraved square brass plate that was originally in the centre of the slab is also missing
Condition Badly worn: the imagery and inscriptions are only partly legible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification In the seventeenth century inscriptions were added to later members of the Van Swieten family buried in this grave
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part IIa (Utrecht 1922), 287-288
  • Buchelius, A. , Inscriptiones, http://www.hetutrechtsarchief.nl/collectie/handschriften/buchelius/inscriptiones/, 173
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie, The floor slabs of Oudewater, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Information provided by C.H. van Wijngaarden

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [268] Floor slab of members of the Van Swieten and Van Zijl families

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Double slab, divided vertically into two compartments, each with its own inscription and heraldry, with a (lost) brass plate in the centre
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 232 x 170 x 0
Date
Year 1481
Specified date 1481/02/25
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death given on the slab, that of Dirck van Zijl
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the central nave (middenkerk), near the organ
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 Left-hand compartment, to the left of the chalice inside the quatrefoil indent
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 three fiddles, 2-1 (drie vedels, 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 Van Swieten
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 Left-hand compartment, to the right of the chalice inside the quatrefoil indent
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 a chevron between three saltirels, 2-1 (een keper vergezeld van drie schuinkruisjes, 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 Van Hoven (van Zijl)
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 Right-hand compartment, inside a round medallion
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 a chevron between three saltirels, 2-1 (een keper vergezeld van drie schuinkruisjes, 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 Van Hoven (van Zijl)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on a brass plate in the centre (now lost)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Heer Jan van Swieten, priester, sterf int jaer ons Heeren 1531 in octobri.
Translation
English translation Sir Jan van Swieten, priest, died in the year of our Lord 1531 in October.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [340] Jan van Swieten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Buchelius recorded this inscription, which was given on a now lost brass plate originally situated in the centre of the slab
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edges of the left-hand compartment
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Jacob Hugenzoon, hij sterf anno XVc ende IIII den XXVe Novembris. Int jaer XVc ende XXIII op St. Jacobsdach sterf Jan Jacobzoon priester. Bidt voir die zielen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Jacob Hugenzoon, he died in the year 1504 on the 25th of November. In the year 1523 on St James's day [i.e. 25 July] died Jan Jacobzoon, priest. Pray for the souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [573] Jacob Hugenzoon van Swieten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [2674] Jan Jacobzoon van Swieten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edges of the right-hand compartment
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Dirck van Zijl, hij sterf int jaer 1481 op St. Mathys dach. Int jaer XVc XXII den XIII Junij sterf Daniel van Zijl. Bidt voir die zielen.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Dirck van Zijl, he died in the year 1481 on St Mathew's day [i.e. 25 February]. In the year 1522 on the 13th June died Daniel van Zijl. Pray for the souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [575] Daniel van Zijl (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [574] Dirck van Zijl (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)
  • chalice (and host)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) In the centre of the left-hand compartment
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 340
Personal details
Name Jan van Swieten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1531
Additional remarks Jan died in October 1531
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 573
Personal details
Name Jacob Hugenzoon van Swieten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1504/11/25
Additional remarks Husband of Cecilia van Zijl. Father of Jan Jacobzoon and Alijt van Swieten.
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 574
Personal details
Name Dirck van Zijl
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1481/02/25
Additional remarks Husband of Elisabeth van Hoven. Father of Daniel and Cecilia van Zijl. His year of death is uncertain: Bloys van Treslong Prins read 1481, while Buchelius gives both 1480 and 1482 as year of death.
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 575
Personal details
Name Daniel van Zijl
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1522/06/13
Additional remarks Son of Dirck van Zijl and Elisabeth van Hoven. Brother of Cecilia van Zijl.
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 2674
Personal details
Name Jan Jacobzoon van Swieten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1523/07/25
Additional remarks Son of Jacob Hugenzoon van Swieten and Cecilia van Zijl. Brother of Alijt van Swieten. His year of death is uncertain: Buchelius gives 1525 as year of death.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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