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Floor slab of Gillis Cool and Marie van Eeverslage

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3256
Name Floor slab of Gillis Cool and Marie van Eeverslage
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Bergen-op-Zoom, Grote of St. Gertrudiskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a central laurel wreath supported by two putti, a coat of arms flanked by four heraldic shields above, and a rectangular strapwork cartouche with inscription below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [396] Grote of St. Gertrudiskerk (St Gertrude's Church (Grote Kerk)), Bergen-op-Zoom
Arguments
Specification
Still in original institution? 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, social and didactic
Grave findings
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • Inscription(s) and/or decoration(s) with a didactic statement, usually with references to the mortality of mankind / variations on ‘Remember that you will die’.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gillis Cool and Marie van Eeverslage
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6014] Marie van Eeverslage (female)
  • [6013] Gillis Cool (male)
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 hardstone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 258 x 157 x 21
Completeness Parts are missing on the lower right side
Condition Poor: broken in several places
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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 Noord-Brabant I (Utrecht 1924), 33-34
  • Booij, H.C.A.; Ham, W.A. van, Grafmonumenten in de Grote of Sint-Gertrudiskerk te Bergen op Zoom (Bergen op Zoom 1993), 50-51
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3256] Floor slab of Gillis Cool and Marie van Eeverslage

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a heraldic shield inside a central laurel wreath supported by two putti, a coat of arms flanked by four heraldic shields above, and a rectangular strapwork cartouche with inscription below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 258 x 157 x 21
Date
Year 1567
Specified date 1567/03/29
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The year 1566 in the inscription is in the old style, so should read 1567
Holding institution
Holding institution Bergen-op-Zoom, Grote of St. Gertrudiskerk
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 second transept, south side
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, inside a laurel wreath
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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield per pale, I: billetty of square billets, an ermine bend; II: three saltirels, 2-1, in base a three-topped mount (gedeeld, I: bezaaid met vierkante blokjes, een schuinbalk van hermelijn; II: drie schuinkruisjes, 2-1, in de schildvoet vergezeld van een drietoppige berg)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks The Eeverslage arms is the same as the arms of the city of Bergen-op-Zoom
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Cool-Eeverslage
Person details
Person details
  • [6014] Marie van Eeverslage (female)
  • [6013] Gillis Cool (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Between the heads of the putti and the laurel wreath a lover's knot ending in the letters G and M (Gillis and Marie)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, in the centre
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield billetty of square billets, a bend ermine (bezaaid met vierkante blokjes, een schuinbalk van hermelijn)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: an issuant wildman, swinging a club in the right hand (helmteken: een uitkomende wildeman die een knots zwaait in zijn rechterhand)
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 Cool
Person details
Person details
  • [6013] Gillis Cool (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the left, first from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield billetty of square billets, a bend ermine (bezaaid met vierkante blokjes, een schuinbalk van hermelijn)
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 'Cool' (inside a cartouche above the shield)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quartered arms of Gillis Cool
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the left, second from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: five lozenges, 2-1-2; II and III: three pales, a canton ermine (gevierendeeld, I en IV: vijf ruiten, 2-1-2; II en III: drie palen; een vrijkwartier van hermelijn)
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 'Marcels' (inside a cartouche above the shield)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quartered arms of Gillis Cool
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the right, first from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield three fleurs de lys pieds couped, 2-1, in a canton a lion (drie lelies met afgesneden voet, 2-1, in een vrijkwartier een leeuw)
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 'Goesens' (inside a cartouche above the shield)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quartered arms of Gillis Cool
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry at the top of the slab, on the right, second from the top
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: a wavy bend; II and III: five escallops, 2-1-2 (gevierendeeld, I en IV: een golvende schuinbalk; II en III: vijf Sint-Jacobsschelpen, 2-1-2)
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 'Bueghem' (inside a cartouche above the shield)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Quartered arms of Gillis Cool

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription inside a rectangular strapwork cartouche at the bottom of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leeght begraven De ersame Gillis Cool I[n s]ijnen leven Raedt van Mijnen Heere [de] Marcquijs van Bergen hij overleet d[...] XIX In Meert anno XVc LXVI Ende Jouffr[ou] Marie van Eeverslage zijn huysvro[uwe ov]erleet den [...]
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the honourable Gillis Cool, in his lifetime councillor to my Lord the Margrave of Bergen [op Zoom]. He died on the 29th of March in the year 1566 [=1567]. And mistress Marie van Eeverslage, his wife, died on [...].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Highlighted incised Gothic textualis lettering
Inscription mentioning
Name [7672] Jan IV van Glymes (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [6014] Marie van Eeverslage (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [6013] Gillis Cool (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Marie's date of death was never added

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • garland(s)
  • human figures (incl. skeletons and skulls)
  • allegorical motifs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) a laurel wreath supported by two putti who hold a hourglass (left) and a skull (right); cartouche decorated with strapwork
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 6013
Personal details
Name Gillis Cool
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1567/03/29
Additional remarks Gillis was married to Marie van Eeverslage, who must have outlived him.
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification councillor to Jan IV van Glymes, Margrave of Bergen op Zoom (from 1557)
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 6014
Personal details
Name Marie van Eeverslage
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Marie was married to Gillis Cool, councillor to the Margrave of Bergen op Zoom. She must have outlived her husband (d. 1567), for her date of death is not given in the inscription.
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7672
Personal details
Name Jan IV van Glymes
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1528
Year/date of death 1567
Additional remarks Son of Anton(is) van Glymes and Jacqueline van Croÿ. He married Maria van Lannoy in 1550.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification Margrave of Bergen op Zoom (1550-1567); Count of Walhain (1550-1567); stadtholder of Hainaut (1560-1566); member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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