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Floor slab of Raso Doggart van Oudewerve

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2811
Name Floor slab of Raso Doggart van Oudewerve
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a coat of arms inside an upright rectangular field in the centre, and the indents of missing brasses at the top, bottom, along the edge and in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1425-1475
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St MartinĀ“s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the ambulatory
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the southern ambulatory, in front of the chapel of Avesnes
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 Raso Doggart van Oudewerve
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6438] Raso Doggart van Oudewerve (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks Identification of the commemorated party based on archival records
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 374 x 220 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: the slab was originally inlaid with engraved brass plates which showed an inscription (edge), quatrefoils containing evangelist symbols and/or heraldic shields (corners and sides) and two angels holding a heraldic shield (top). According to De Groot (2006), the slab also used to show the brass effigy of Raso Doggart van Oudewerve.
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry added
Specification coat of arms of the Van Oudewerve family added in the 17th century
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 provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 204; no. 29
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 125, 280, 341, 403; no. 21
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 397; 52
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-64, photo no. 967-64_1
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The slab and grave remained in the possession of the Van Oudewerve family until 1699

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2811] Floor slab of Raso Doggart van Oudewerve

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a coat of arms inside an upright rectangular field in the centre, and the indents of missing brasses at the top, bottom, along the edge and in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 374 x 220 x 0
Date
Year 1443
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death known from archival records
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the southern ambulatory, in front of the chapel of Avesnes
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 the upright rectangular field in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield A pelican in its piety (Een pelikaan die op zijn nest, uit zijn borst zijn jongen voedt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: the pelican issuant, wings elevated (Helmteken: de pelikaan uitkomend)
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 Oudewerve
Person details
Person details
  • [6438] Raso Doggart van Oudewerve (male)
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)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) contours of two angels as shield bearers (top)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6438
Personal details
Name Raso Doggart van Oudewerve
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1443/02/12
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht; provost of Oldenzaal
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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