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Floor slab of Reyner Dircx van der Meer and Geertruyt van Gorcum

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 2890
Name Floor slab of Reyner Dircx van der Meer and Geertruyt van Gorcum
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 stone slab with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners, and an angel holding two shields inside a niche
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
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? probably 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: see Commemorated party.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Reyner Dircx van der Meer and Geertruyt van Gorcum
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [5510] Reyner Dircx van der Meer (male)
  • [5511] Geertruyt van Gorcum (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
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 202 x 106 x 0
Completeness The slab itself appears complete
Condition Worn
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification Later inscriptions commemorate Boudewijn Dircx Schenck (d. 1681) and the heirs of Jacob van Lier
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, 416
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [2890] Floor slab of Reyner Dircx van der Meer and Geertruyt van Gorcum

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Worn stone slab with an inscription along the edge, quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in the corners, and an angel holding two shields inside a niche
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 202 x 106 x 0
Date
Year 1562
Specified date 1562/05/11
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Reyner van der Meer died first
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 choir ambulatory
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 in the centre of the slab, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield an embattled and counterembattled fess between in chief three nenuphar leaves and in base a plough (een beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalk, boven vergezeld van drie meerbladen en beneden van een ploeg)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification An angel standing behind the shield holding a guige
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van der Meer
Person details
Person details
  • [5510] Reyner Dircx van der Meer (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the slab, 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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: a contourny springing stag; II: per fess, a: three golf clubs in fess, the heads under and to the sinister; b: a six-spoked wheel (gedeeld, I: een omgewend klimmend hert; II: doorsneden, a: drie kolfstokken naast elkaar, de stelen naar boven en de bladen naar links; b: een zesspakig rad)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (angels or putti)
Specification An angel standing behind the shield holding a guige
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Mathijsszen
Person details
Person details
  • [5511] Geertruyt van Gorcum (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Geertruyt was a daughter of Jan Mathijs van Gorcum

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 and continuing at the top
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven Reyner Dierckssz van Meer sterf anno 1562 den XI may Ende Geertruyt Jan Mathijssz dochter syn huysvrou sterf anno 1582 III augusti
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Reyner Dirx van [der] Meer, died in the year 1562 on 11 May. And Geertruyt, daughter of Jan Mathijsz, his wife, died in the year 1582 on 3 August.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised Gothic textualis lettering on a text band and continuing along the top
Inscription mentioning
Name [5511] Geertruyt van Gorcum (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [5455] Dirck Reyners van der Meer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [5510] Reyner Dircx van der Meer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [7722] Jan Mathijs van Gorcum (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
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)
  • evangelist symbols
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) quatrefoil medallions with evangelist symbols in low relief; two columns or pilasters surmounted by a semi-circular arch
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 5455
Personal details
Name Dirck Reyners van der Meer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1565/08/29
Additional remarks Dirck Reyner Dircx van der Meer was a wealthy merchant and oil-miller. He first married Hadewich Arnt Lamberts and then Johanna Gielis van Os. By his first wife he had two sons, Reyner and master Laureyns, while he also had at least six more children by his second wife, including Willem who was buried with his father.
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 5510
Personal details
Name Reyner Dircx van der Meer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1562/05/11
Additional remarks Reyner van der Meer was a son of Dirck Reyners vander Meer and his first wife Hadewich Arnt Lamberts, who were buried elsewhere in St John's church. He was married to Geertruyt, a daughhter of cloth merchant Jan Mathijs van Gorcum and Maria Peter Reyners. The couple had at least four children.
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 5511
Personal details
Name Geertruyt van Gorcum
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1582/08/03
Additional remarks Geertruyt was a daughhter of cloth merchant Jan Mathijs van Gorcum and Maria Peter Reyners. She was married to Reyner van der Meer. The couple had at least four children.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7722
Personal details
Name Jan Mathijs van Gorcum
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks He and Maria Peter Reyners were the parents of Geertruyt
Social standing
Status
Arguments
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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