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Floor slab of Alphart van Thil and family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3823
Name Floor slab of Alphart van Thil and family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with an effaced coat of arms under a Renaissance arch on which two putti, more decorations below, inscriptions along the edge, and medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification Alphart van Thil was a church warden of this church
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 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: see Commemorated party
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Alphart van Thil and family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7084] Alphart van Thil (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family (of which one or more members died after 1580)
Relation specification Inscriptions added after 1580 for a daughter and two grandsons of Alphart van Thil
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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 263 x 133 x 0
Completeness Complete
Condition The slab is in fair condition. Some damages and little wear.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry added
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The heraldry has been hacked away, both in the centre and in the corners. Three inscriptions in Roman majuscules added along the bottom and left edge, commemorating Henrick Leydecker (d. 1625), Aleydis van Thil (d. 1638) and Francihcus Leydecker (d. 1658). Aleydis, a daughter of Alphart, was married to Gerrit Leydecker, with whom she had at least two sons: Frans and Henrick.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Muschart, R.T., Grafzerken, grafmonumenten en memoriesteenen in de Groote of St. Walburgskerk te Zutphen, Gelre 40 (1937), 174-275, 247-248; no. 211
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Incised number: 89

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [3823] Floor slab of Alphart van Thil and family

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an effaced coat of arms under a Renaissance arch on which two putti, more decorations below, inscriptions along the edge, and medallions with effaced heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 263 x 133 x 0
Date
Year 1567
Specified date 1567/01/13
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in a northern radiating chapel (chapel 2)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation The slab is stylistically related to MeMO Memorial Object IDs 2116, 2131 and - to a lesser extent - 2133. All these slabs are located in the Zutphen church.
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
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 Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: [effaced between?] two wings (Helmteken: [uitgehakt tussen?] een vlucht)
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 Alphart van Thil
Person details
Person details
  • [7084] Alphart van Thil (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks According to Muschart (1937), the shield of Alphart van Thil showed a cramp-iron or zule (muuranker of zuil)
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower left corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
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
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower right corner, inside the medallion
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield Effaced (Uitgehakt)
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 along the top and right edges of the slab
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno 1567 den 13 january starff die erbar ende fromme Alphart van Thil.
Translation
English translation In the year 1567, on January 13, died the honourable and pious Alphart van Thil.
Dutch translation In the year 1567, op 13 januari, stierf de eerbare en vrome Alphart van Thil.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7084] Alphart van Thil (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)
  • mask(s)
  • animals (pets/other)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
  • fruit
  • flowers/plants
  • allegorical figures
  • scrollwork and/or strapwork
  • architectural decorations
  • garland(s)
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) • From bottom to top: scrolling leaves with on both sides a console; two bases with masks, flanking two putti who hold a strapwork cartouche showing a lion's head; two Corinthian columns surmounted by an entablature with scrolling leaves between three lion heads; a semi-circular arch which has an animal head as keystone; two naked boys (putti?) sitting on the arch, each holding a torch and the end of a garland of fruit and foliage. • Corners: flowers and shell motifs inside the medallions.
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7084
Personal details
Name Alphart van Thil
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1567/01/13
Additional remarks Also known as Alphert. Variations on his last name: Til, Till, Tyll etc. On 1 October 1531, Alphart married Anna Witten, daughter of Frans Witten and Dirkje. Alphart and Anna had several children together, among whom Frans, Hendrick, Dirck and Aleydis.
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification church warden of the St. Walburgiskerk (St Walpurga's Church) in Zutphen (mentioned in 1537); alderman of Zutphen (mentioned in 1544, 1547, 1559, 1565)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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