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Floor slab of Simon van Couderborch

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2778
Name Floor slab of Simon van Couderborch
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 Large worn stone slab with the effigy of a scholar flanked by columns, allied arms and an inscribed banderole above the head, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
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
Argumentation Simon van Couderborch was buried near the chapel of the Illustrious Confraternity of Our Lady (current chapel of the Holy Sacrament)
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 Simon van Couderborch
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5311] Simonis Cauderburgo (Simon van Couderborch) (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 254 x 124 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition Broken and worn
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, 193
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2778] Floor slab of Simon van Couderborch

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large worn stone slab with the effigy of a scholar flanked by columns, allied arms and an inscribed banderole above the head, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoil medallions with the evangelist symbols in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 254 x 124 x 0
Date
Year 1526
Specified date 1526/09/02
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 transept
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 Simonis Cauderburgo (Simon van Couderborch)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture uncertain/cannot be determined
Manner of portrayal The figure's posture is ambiguous: standing or recumbent? The tiled floor suggests the former.
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing scholar
Short description a long robe with fur trimming, a cloak with short sleeves and a shoulder cape
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
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 between the man's head and the banderole, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: on a chevron three six-pointed stars, in base a bird (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: een keper, beladen met drie zespuntige sterren, beneden vergezeld van een vogel)
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 Couderborch
Person details
Person details
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 between the man's head and the banderole, 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
Specification
Description of the shield worn away; originally: per pale, I: on a chevron three six-pointed stars, in base a bird; II: ermine, on an embattled and counterembattled fess a bird (weggesleten; oorspronkelijk: gedeeld, I: een keper, beladen met drie zespuntige sterren, beneden vergezeld van een vogel; II: hermelijn, een beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalk, waarop een vogel)
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 Couderborch-N.N.
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The description of the heraldry is based on earlier drawings and descriptions. According to the website 'De grafzerken van de Sint-Jan te ’s-Hertogenbosch', the coat of arms described under II. is that of the Lonyss (Lonijs, Lonis, Leonis, Leonius) family, thus referring to Simon's wife. The coat of arms of the Lonyss family, however, does not seem to correspond to the coat of ams depicted on the slab (see for comparisons http://www.heraldischedatabank.nl/).

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 Diserti venusti retoris musici urbani Simonis Cauderburgo huius [...] secretis ossibus animus Christo conreg[a]t obsecra. Anno 1526 2 Septembris.
Translation
English translation Of the eloquent, amiable teacher in eloquence, town artist Simon van Couderborch. Pray that his spirit, released from his bones, may reign with Christ. In the year 1526 on 2 september.
Dutch translation Van de welsprekende, beminnelijke leraar in de welsprekendheid, stadstoonkunstenaar Simon van Couderborch. Bid dat zijn geest, vrijgemaakt van zijn gebeente, met Christus moge regeren. In het jaar 1526 op 2 september.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band
Inscription mentioning
Name [5311] Simonis Cauderburgo (Simon van Couderborch) (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 on a banderole surrounding the man's head
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription A Cauderburgo Simon hic sub marmore marcet./ Musarum cultor floruit eutrapeloos.
Translation
English translation Simon van Couderborch withers away here beneath the marble. As adorer of the Muses he flourished in a witty mood.
Dutch translation Simon van Couderborch verwelkt hier onder het marmer. Als vereerder der Muzen bloeide hij op geestrijke wijze.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a banderole
Inscription mentioning
Name [5311] Simonis Cauderburgo (Simon van Couderborch) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Distich. The word 'eutrapeloos' is Greek: the abbreviation has been resolved accordingly.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
  • evangelist symbols
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 5311
Personal details
Name Simonis Cauderburgo (Simon van Couderborch)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1526/09/02
Additional remarks Simon Jans van Couderborch originally came from Oplinter near Tienen. He probably studied at Louvain before becoming rector of the Latin School in ’s-Hertogenbosch and a sworn brother of the Illustrious Confraternity of Our Lady, both in 1487. He was a notary and became town clerk in 1501. He was married to Leonia or Appollonia Arnt Lonyss, who died in 1521 or 1522.
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
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