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Wall memorial of Willem Eggert

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 372
Name Wall memorial of Willem Eggert
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amsterdam, Nieuwe Kerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wall memorial
Short description Wall memorial with a coat of arms flanked by columns, a shell-shaped pediment above, and a blank tablet below
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1400-1425
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [41] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Maria en Catharinakerk; Nieuwe Kerk) (Our Lady's Church (SS Mary and Catharine's Church; New Church)), Amsterdam
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Willem Eggert was the main founder and financier of this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the ambulatory
  • on a pillar
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The memorial is attached to a pillar in the southern ambulatory, the exterior of the Eggertskapel (Eggert Chapel)
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions, because the tablet that contained a text is now blank.
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Willem Eggert
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [539] Willem Eggaert (Eggert) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name Jan Eggert?
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [6051] Jan Eggert (male)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification The commissioning party may have been a son of the commemorated party
Additional remarks Jan Eggert, son of Willem, had the Eggertskapel (Eggert Chapel) built after the death of his father in 1417. He may also have been the patron of the memorial.
Material(s)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy? Yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Complete
Condition In overall good condition. The tablet at the bottom of the memorial originally contained an inscription but is currently blank.
Conservation The memorial appears to have been restored
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.; Belonje, J., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de kerken der provincie Noord-Holland. Deel I Aalsmeer tot Amsterdam (Nieuwe Kerk) (Utrecht 1928), 269
  • Schölvinck, Hester, Graven in de Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam (Amsterdam ), 20, 21
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Willem Eggert was one of the founders and financiers of the Nieuwe Kerk. This is commemorated in a text on the rood screen in front of which he was buried. The text reads: "Anno MCCCC Ende XVII den VX dag in Julio starff den eerbaeren heer Willem Eggaert heer tot Prmereynde gedoyteert met twee vicariën meede fundateur van dese Kerk die begraven is onder dese blauwe serk" (In the year 1400 and 17 on the 15th day in July died the honourable lord Willem Eggert, Lord of Purmerend, endowed with two chantries, fellow founder of this church, who is buried under this blue slab).

Wall memorial of [372] Wall memorial of Willem Eggert

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Short description
Short description Wall memorial with a coat of arms flanked by columns, a shell-shaped pediment above, and a blank tablet below
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1417
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amsterdam, Nieuwe Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The memorial is attached to a pillar in the southern ambulatory, the exterior of the Eggertskapel (Eggert Chapel)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the memorial, between two columns
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I: three birds, 2-1; II: a swan; III: three crampons, 2-1; IV: a fess (gevierendeeld, I: drie vogels, 2-1; II: een zwaan; III: drie weerhaken, 2-1; IV: een dwarsbalk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: out of a coopered tub an issuant bear (helmteken: uit een gekuipte tobbe een uitkomende beer)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two animals/birds
Specification Two bears (Twee beren)
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Eggert
Person details
Person details
  • [539] Willem Eggaert (Eggert) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Wall memorial
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the tablet below the coat of arms originally
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Willem Eggaert heer tot Purmereynde starff den 15 Julio 1417.
Translation
English translation Willem Eggert, Lord of Purmerend, died on 15 July 1417.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [539] Willem Eggaert (Eggert) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Transcription as given by Bloys van Treslong Prins/Belonje (1928). The tablet is currently blank.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Wall memorial
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • architectural decorations
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two columns; a shell-shaped pediment; tracery
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 539
Personal details
Name Willem Eggaert (Eggert)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1417/07/15
Additional remarks Also known as Willem Eggert van Gendt. Son of Jan Eggert. He donated his orchard as building plot for the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, of which he was the main founder and financier. The church was consecrated in 1409. In 1410, Willem commissioned the building of Purmersteijn Castle, situated between Amsterdam and Hoorn. During his life Willem had close relationships with Willem IV, Count of Holland. Jan, Willem's eldest son and heir, had the Eggertskapel (Eggert Chapel) built after the death of his father. Willem was buried in the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
Specification banker; alderman of Amsterdam; steward of Oostergo and Westergo (1399); appointed treasurer of Amsterdam by Willem IV (1404); Lord of Purmerend and Purmerland (since 1410); stadholder of Holland (1416); 'hofmeester' of Willem IV (1417).
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 6051
Personal details
Name Jan Eggert
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Son of Willem Eggert, main founder and financier of the Nieuwe Kerk, Amsterdam. After his father's death in 1417, Jan had the Eggertskapel (Eggert Chapel) built and buried Willem inside the chapel.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification Lord of Purmerend and Purmerland
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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