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Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a female member of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2694
Name Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a female member of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Geneva, Rob Smeets - Old Master Paintings
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wing(s) of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description Wing showing the Crucifixion with devotional portrait
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Alkmaar, Master of
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function unknown
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5168] unknown female member of a convent (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (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)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 30 x 21 x 0
Completeness Incomplete. This panel was originally part of a larger ensemble, namely a polyptych or series. Three other panels of the ensemble are known, showing the Deposition, the Lamentation and the Entombment.
Condition In good condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance auction Christie's, London, lot no. 33 (2005/12/08); spotted at TEFAF, Maastricht in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2011.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Niessen, J., De Meester van Alkmaar en zijn werkplaats, een heroverweging, Oud Holland 123 (2010), 281-284
Other documentation
Documentation in the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie), The Hague
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych of [2694] Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a female member of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description
Short description Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a female member of a convent
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 30 x 21 x 0
Date
Year ca.1500-1510
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Geneva, Rob Smeets - Old Master Paintings
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Alkmaar, Master of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks It is unknown which part of the original polyptych/series this panel constituted

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent
Short description white veil and guimpe, brown habit
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed woman is probably a member of the Third Order of St Francis

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5168
Personal details
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Franciscan
Specification probably a member of the Third Order of St Francis
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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