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Floor slab of Paulus van Drongelen, Johan Lateur and Gijsbert Zael

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2822
Name Floor slab of Paulus van Drongelen, Johan Lateur and Gijsbert Zael
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 Worn and damaged stone slab with, from top to bottom: inscription, heraldic shield inside a medallion, heraldic shield inside a medallion, inscription, heraldic shield inside a medallion and inscription
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
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 men were clergymen who were attached to the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the transept
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the south-east corner of the south transept
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 two or more office-holders (holding the same office), members of the same corporation or members of the same religious order.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Pau[lus] Drongelen, [Joh]anes Lat[eur] and Ghysbert Zaell
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5389] [Joh]anes Lat[eur] (Johan Lateur) (male)
  • [5390] Pau[lus] Drongelen (Paulus van Drongelen) (male)
  • [5391] Ghysbert Zaell (Gijsbert Zael) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification The three men were clergymen at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk in Utrecht. One was a canon and the two others were chantry priests.
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 240 x 119 x 0
Completeness Incomplete. Large part missing at the bottom left. Furthermore, the tip of the upper left corner and part of the right-hand side (centre) are missing. These missing parts have been filled with cement(?).
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly worn and damaged. The inscriptions are only partly legible.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
  • heraldry added
Specification The slab was initially made for Paulus Drongelen (d. 1480). The inscriptions and heraldry of Johanes Lateur (d. 1527) and Ghysbert Zaell (d. 1538) were added at a later date.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 39; fol. 22r
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 291, 342; no. 82
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., 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), 387-388; 120
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-115, photo no. 967-115_1; RCE: object no 8.073, adlib priref 20232296
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Thanks to Buchelius's drawing, we are able to reconstruct which shields were originally depicted on the slab

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2822] Floor slab of Paulus van Drongelen, Johan Lateur and Gijsbert Zael

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn and damaged stone slab with, from top to bottom: inscription, heraldic shield inside a medallion, heraldic shield inside a medallion, inscription, heraldic shield inside a medallion and inscription
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 240 x 119 x 0
Date
Year 1480
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death (from other sources)
Specification date of death of Paulus Drongelen, as mentioned in literature
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 south-east corner of the south transept
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 medallion in the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn. Description of the original shield based on Buchelius's drawing: a wheel (een rad)
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 Drongelen
Person details
Person details
  • [5390] Pau[lus] Drongelen (Paulus van Drongelen) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside medallion at the top of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn. Description of the original shield based on Buchelius's drawing: three clover leaves, 2-1 (drie klaverbladen, 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 Lateur
Person details
Person details
  • [5389] [Joh]anes Lat[eur] (Johan Lateur) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside medallion in the lower half of the slab
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Worn. Description of the original shield based on Buchelius's drawing: per pale, I: a lion; II: two fesses with five lozenges, 3-2 (gedeeld, I: een leeuw; II: twee dwarsbalken beladen met vijf liggende ruiten, 3-2)
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 Zael
Person details
Person details
  • [5391] Ghysbert Zaell (Gijsbert Zael) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ghysbertus Zaell [vic]arius huius ecclesie, qui obiit anno [...] mensis Aprilis.
Translation
English translation Gijsbert Zael, chantry priest of this church who died in the year [...] month of April.
Dutch translation Gijsbert Zael, vicaris van deze kerk die stierf in het jaar [...] maand april.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5391] Ghysbert Zaell (Gijsbert Zael) (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 at the top of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription D[ominus [Joh]annes Lat[eur] vic[arius] [...]
Translation
English translation Sir Johan Lateur, chantry priest [...]
Dutch translation Heer Johan Lateur, vicaris [...]
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5389] [Joh]anes Lat[eur] (Johan Lateur) (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 centre of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Dominus Paulus Drongelen canonicus Trai[ectensis]
Translation
English translation Sir Paulus van Drongelen, canon of the Utrecht Dom Church
Dutch translation Heer Paulus van Drongelen, kanunnik van de Utrechtse Domkerk
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [5390] Pau[lus] Drongelen (Paulus van Drongelen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5389
Personal details
Name [Joh]anes Lat[eur] (Johan Lateur)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1527/04/03
Additional remarks
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 chantry priest (vicarius) at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5390
Personal details
Name Pau[lus] Drongelen (Paulus van Drongelen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1480/02/08
Additional remarks Also known as Paulus Vlieger van Drongelen
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 canon
Specification canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5391
Personal details
Name Ghysbert Zaell (Gijsbert Zael)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1538/04/02
Additional remarks Also known as Gijsbert Zael van Woerden
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • 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 mentioned as chamberlain in 1516/1517; dean at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht in 1528-1532; chantry priest (vicarius) at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk; priest of souls at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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