Medieval Memoria Online

Description - Memorial Object

Floor slab of Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn and his three wives

Add extra information

MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2750
Name Floor slab of Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn and his three wives
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 and broken stone slab with inscriptions and heraldry (now worn away)
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
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 Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) and his three wives
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5265] Margaretha van den Hoevel (female)
  • [5266] Anna Melis Maes (female)
  • [5263] Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) (male)
  • [5264] Agatha van Bree (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons a person with his/her successive spouses (and their family/families)
Relation specification a husband and his three successive wives (of which one died after 1580)
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 135 x 75 x 0
Completeness Some losses along the fracture and edges
Condition Badly worn and in many places illegible; the heraldry has disappeared almost completely
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification An inscription added across the top of the slab commemorating Anna Melis Maes, the third wife of Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn, who died on 25 May 1598
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, 216
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2750] Floor slab of Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn and his three wives

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn and broken stone slab with inscriptions and heraldry (now worn away)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 135 x 76 x 0
Date
Year 1533
Specified date 1533/12/22
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The earliest inscription on this slab commemorates Claes's first wife Agatha.
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 south outer 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 round medallion
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per pale, I: a fess, in chief a linden leaf bendwise, the stalk upwards; II: barry of six, in chief a spouting dolphin (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: gedeeld, I: een dwarsbalk, boven vergezeld van een schuingeplaatst lindeblad, de steel naar boven; II: gedwarsbalkt van zes stukken, boven vergezeld van een spuitende dolfijn)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to De Quade van Ravensteyn-Van Bree?
Person details
Person details
  • [5263] Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) (male)
  • [5264] Agatha van Bree (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on earlier drawings and descriptions
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the bottom
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per pale, I: a fess, in chief a linden leaf bendwise, the stalk upwards; II: three mill-rinds, 2-1 (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: gedeeld, I: een dwarsbalk, boven vergezeld van een schuingeplaatst lindeblad, de steel naar boven; II: drie molenijzers, 2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Suspended from the round medallion above
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to De Quade van Ravensteyn-Maes?
Person details
Person details
  • [5266] Anna Melis Maes (female)
  • [5263] Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) (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 in the ring surrounding the heraldic shield in the centre of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Agata huysvrou Claes Janssz de Quade alias van Ravesteyn sterf anno 1533 22 december
Translation
English translation Agata, wife of Claes Jansz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn, who died in the year 1533 on 22 December.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering, now no longer recognisable
Inscription mentioning
Name [5264] Agatha van Bree (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5263] Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Claes Janssz de Quade alias van Ravesteyn sterf anno 1556 de 11 appril ende Margriet van de Hovel Claesen tuede huysvrou sterf XII november anno 1541
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn, who died in the year 1556 on 11 April, and Margriet van de Hoevel, Claes's second wife, who died 12 November 1541.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a folded banderole, now illegible in many places
Inscription mentioning
Name [5263] Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5265] Margaretha van den Hoevel (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5263
Personal details
Name Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn (Claes Jans de Quade van Ravensteyn)
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1501
Year/date of death 1556/04/11
Additional remarks Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn was born around 1501 into a family from the Land of Ravenstein. In 1532 he purchased citizenship of 's-Hertogenbosch and fulfilled several civic functions. He was among the wealthiest citizens and married three times: first Agatha, daughter of Jacob Wouters van Bree and Heylwich van Doerne; secondly Margaretha, daughter of Henrick Peters van den Hoevel and Gerit Sander's illegitimate daughter Margaretha; and thirdly Anna, daughter of Melis Henricx Maes and Catharina Aerts van Beers. Claes and his three successive wives are all buried in the same grave.
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 5264
Personal details
Name Agatha van Bree
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1533/12/22
Additional remarks Agatha was the daughter of Jacob Wouters van Bree and Heylwich van Doerne, and first wife of Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn.
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 5265
Personal details
Name Margaretha van den Hoevel
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1541/11/12
Additional remarks Margaretha was a daughter of Henrick Peters van den Hoevel and Gerit Sander's illegitimate daughter Margaretha; she was the second wife of Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn.
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 5266
Personal details
Name Anna Melis Maes
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1598/05/25
Additional remarks Anna was a daughter of Melis Henricx Maes and Catharina Aerts van Beers, and the third wife of Claes Janssz. de Quade alias van Ravesteyn.
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
Medieval Memoria Online v1.1 — © 2019 Utrecht University