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Tomb monument of Gerrit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3522
Name Tomb monument of Gerrit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • The Hague (Den Haag), Grote- of St. Jacobskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb monument
Short description Stone chest tomb with two recumbent effigies of a husband and wife, and a heraldic shield and two inscriptions on the front; a triumphal arch above with heraldry in the niche
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1499
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [587] Kapittel van St. Maria op het Hof (Hofkapel) (Chapel of St Mary at the Court), Den Haag
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The monument belongs to the Assendelft chapel but was partly dismantled before (see Bloys) and only restored in 1963
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation Gerrit founded the Assendelft chapel in 1482 (foundation charter 25 June 1482)
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks Situated against the north wall of the Assendelft chapel
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.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Gerit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dalem
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (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 Alabaster and black marble
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 361 x 285 x 142
Completeness Complete (with restorations)
Condition Good, but heavily restored, e.g. the legs of the male effigy
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification An inscription at the top refers to the restoration of 1963
Additional remarks The height has been measured from the frieze down, i.e. excluding the top section with the inscription commemorating the 1963 restoration
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), 34-35; Nr. 139
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Superstructure (canopy) of [3522] Tomb monument of Gerrit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem

Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Short description
Short description Triumphal arch above the tomb chest with flanking columns, a frieze of winged angel's heads, angels in the spandrels, a coat of arms on the back wall, heraldic shields on the sides, finished on top with a tympanum with an inscription and volutes
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1586
Specified date 1586/10/09
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The monument may well have been commissioned by the couple in their lifetime; they made their wills in 1482 and Gerrit founded the chapel that same year.
Holding institution
Holding institution The Hague (Den Haag), Grote- of St. Jacobskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the Assendelft chapel on the south side of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Upper structure (against the wall) of [3522] Tomb monument of Gerrit van Assendelft and Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem

Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Short description
Short description Stone chest tomb with two recumbent effigies of a husband and wife, and a heraldic shield and two inscriptions on the front
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1586
Specified date 1586/10/09
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks The monument may well have been commissioned by the couple in their lifetime; they made their wills in 1482 and Gerrit founded the chapel that same year.
Holding institution
Holding institution The Hague (Den Haag), Grote- of St. Jacobskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the Assendelft chapel to the south side of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left side of the slab
Portrait of
Name Gerrit van Assendelft
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal Head resting on a brocade cushion, visor lifted and eyes open, hands (broken) originally held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing armour
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The legs of the figure have been heavily restored and large parts replaced
Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right side of the slab along the back wall of the niche
Portrait of
Name Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture recumbent
Manner of portrayal Head resting on a brocade cushion, eyes open, hands (broken) held in prayer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing aristocratic/noble attire
Short description Cap with veil along the back of the head, French gown with brocade sleeves and small cuffs, girdle with rosary and gloves suspended from it
Attributes
Attributes
  • gloves
  • rosary
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The figure is broken across the chest

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre on the back wall of the niche
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Gevierendeeld: I en IV een stappend paard; II en III een kruis vergezeld in elk kwartier van vier merletten (2-2).
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Helm, dekkleden en helmteken: uitkomend (gevleugeld?) paard
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 Assendelft
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Gevierendeeld: I en IV in rood een stappend zilveren paard; II en III in rood een kruis vergezeld in elk kwartier van vier merletten (2-2), alles zilver.
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 Assendelft
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Doorsneden van rood en goud
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 Monster
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In zilver drie zwarte wassenaars
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 Polanen
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In goud een rode achtpuntige ster
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 Cralingen
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In rood een kruis, in elk kwartier vergezeld van drie merletten, alles zilver
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 Haerlem
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In rood drie violen met de halzen omlaag
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 Swieten
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Gevierendeeld: I en IV geruit; II en III geschuinbalkt
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 Zuydwijk-Rodenrijs
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner left wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In zwart een zilveren dwarsbalk
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 Borsselen
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield
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 de Wale
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In zilver drie zwarte wassenaars
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 Polanen
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Gedwarsbalkt
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 Pijnssen
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In rood twee beurtelings gekanteelde zilveren dwarsbalken
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 Dalem
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Drie schuinkruisjes
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 Zevenbergen
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Doorsneden?
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 Besoyen
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In rood twee afgewende, zilveren zalmen, vergezeld van zes spitsvoetige, herkruiste, gouden Latijnse kruizen (2-2-2)
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 Brakell
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the inner right wall of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In zilver twee dubbel gekanteelde rode dwarsbalken
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 Bleyesteyn
Person details
Person details
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the front side of the chest, in the centre
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 Gedeeld, I: gevierendeeld, I en IV in rood een stappend zilveren paard; II en III in rood een kruis vergezeld in elk kwartier van vier merletten (2-2), alles zilver; II: In rood twee beurtelings gekanteelde zilveren dwarsbalken
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 Assendelft-Van Dongen (alias van Dalem)
Person details
Person details
  • [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
  • [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Superstructure (canopy)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the frieze
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Gerrit v. Assendelft renovatum 1963.
Translation
English translation Gerrit van Assendelft, renewed 1963.
Dutch translation Gerrit van Assendelft, vernieuwd 1963.
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised gold Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The inscription commemorates the restoration of the monument
Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the right side of the lozenge shield on the tomb chest
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leyt begraven joffrou Beatris van Dalem, Vrow van Assendelft ende van Bezoyen, gesellinne van den voerscreven Heer van Assendelft, ende starff up ten derden dach February int jaer ons Heeren duisent vierhondert ende twee ende tnegentich.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried lady Beatris van Dalem, Lady of Assendelft and of Besoye, companion of the aforesaid Lord of Assendelft, and [she] died on the third day of February in the year of our Lord thousand four hundred and ninety-two [1492].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised gold Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [6518] Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Upper structure (against the wall)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the left side of the lozenge shield on the tomb chest
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leet begraven die eedele ende welgeboren Gerit, heer van Assendelft ende van Bezoeie, raedt ordinaris eerst van den hoochgeboren prince des Hertogen van Bourgongen ende daer na van den hoochgeboeren prince des Eertshertoge van Oistenrick in haren gelande van Hollandt, Zeelandt ende Vrieslant, ende staref upten negenden dach octobris intjaer ons Heeren M CCCC ende zesendetachtich.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the noble and wellborn Gerrit, lord of Assendelft and of Besoye, 'raad ordinaris' (ordinary councillor?) first of the highborn prince the Duke of Burgundy and afterwards of the highborn prince the Archduke of Austria in their lands of Holland, Zeeland and Friesland, and [he] died on the ninth day of October in the year of our Lord 1400 and eighty-six [1486].
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Incised gold Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [6517] Gerrit van Assendelft (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [6519] Maximilian I (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Superstructure (canopy)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The flying angels in the spandrels are probably new: an earlier photo (Bloys) shows winged angel heads instead, although the engraving by Pieter van Cuyck also depicts flying angels.
Indication of part
Indication of the part Upper structure (against the wall)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
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 6517
Personal details
Name Gerrit van Assendelft
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1486/10/09
Additional remarks Gerrit van Assendelft was born around 1420. In 1447 he married Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem. They had at least five children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification For over thirty years Gerrit was 'raad-ordinaris' (councillor) at the court of Holland first for the duke of Burgundy and later for Maximilian
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 6518
Personal details
Name Beatris van Dongen alias van Dalem
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1492/02/03
Additional remarks Beatris was a daughter of Jan van Dongen and Catharina Willemsdochter van Besoyen. She married Gerrit van Assendelft in 1447. The couple had at least five children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification Beatris was lady of Besoyen and the 'Land van de Waal’ (i.e. later Heinenoord).
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 6519
Personal details
Name Maximilian I
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1459/03/22
Year/date of death 1519/01/12
Additional remarks Maximilian I was Archduke of Austria before becoming Holy Roman Emperor. He was married to Mary of Burgundy.
Social standing
Status nobility
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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