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Floor slab of Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen and Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 313
Name Floor slab of Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen and Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with heraldry inside a round medallion in the centre and a priest’s chalice above, inscriptions around the medallion and along the edge, and roundels with the evangelist symbols in the four corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
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
Argumentation According to the burial register, the slab was originally situated in row 8 (grave 11) of the north choir (R8 G11)
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. Exact relation unknown.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Willem Ghijsbart Janz. van Laen (Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen) and Jan Ghijsbarts van Laen (Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [451] Jan Ghijsbarts van Laen (Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen) (male)
  • [450] Willem Ghijsbart Janz. van Laen (Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification Nuclear or extended family members, exact relation unknown
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 172 x 66 x 0
Completeness The slab is complete
Condition The slab is badly worn in places and parts of the inscription are now illegible
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The added initials M.N.B. beneath the medallion refer to Mathijs Noteboom, who bought this grave around 1705
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 kerken der provincie Zuid-Holland, part IIa (Utrecht 1922), 283-84
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie, The floor slabs of Oudewater, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [313] Floor slab of Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen and Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with heraldry inside a round medallion in the centre and a priest’s chalice above, inscriptions around the medallion and along the edge, and roundels with the evangelist symbols in the four corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 172 x 66 x 0
Date
Year 1527
Specified date 1527/10/27
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The first of the two persons commemorated died in 1527
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the sanctuary
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 round medallion in the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Flanking the chalice two unidentified coats of arms featuring, according to the description by P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins, 1) three surplices 2 and 1, and 2) chaussé. The shield of arms in the medallion features 1) two grated bars, and 2) three spools (or lozenges pommely?) 2 and 1. It is not yet known whether this represents the Van der Laen arms per pale, or an allied arms with the two grated bars representing Van der Laen and the spools or lozenges pommely being the arms of either Willem Gijsbert Jansz.’s wife or his mother. None of the shields described have been identified, although chaussé was used by the Montfoort family of Collaert. The three spools might possibly represent large ‘lozenges pommely’, which is the coat of arms of the Lords of Vliet as well as of the Van Meerlandt family at Oudewater, for example.
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription around the central medallion
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Willem Ghijsbart Jansz van Laen sterf anno XVcXXVII den XXVII october.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen died in the year 1527 on the 27th October.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [450] Willem Ghijsbart Janz. van Laen (Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen) (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 along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven heer Jan Ghijsbartsz van Laen priester [...] pastor et [...] sterf XVcXXXVII den XV september.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried sir Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen, priest [...] parish priest [...] died 1537 on the 15th September.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [451] Jan Ghijsbarts van Laen (Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
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
  • chalice (and host)
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 450
Personal details
Name Willem Ghijsbart Janz. van Laen (Willem Gijsbert Jansz. van Laen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1527
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
Specification The slab features a coat of arms and the Van Laens belonged to the regent class of Oudewater
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 451
Personal details
Name Jan Ghijsbarts van Laen (Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1537
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • attribute of the portrayed/commemorated person (e.g. a priest's chalice)
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification The inscription states that Jan Gijsbertsz. van Laen was a priest and parson
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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