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Chasuble commemorating Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten and her mother

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3893
Name Chasuble commemorating Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten and her mother
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Liturgical vestment
Short description Chasuble with the Lamb of God, flowers and tendrils, and a double Y-shaped orphrey cross showing an inscription and a heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [946] St. Agnesconvent, Tertiarissen (Convent of St Agnes, Tertiaries), Kampen
Arguments
  • based on research
Specification Probable original institution: 1) Berta's sister Aleid had entered this convent in 1460. 2) The appliqu├ęs of the Lamb of God may refer to the Convent of St Agnes. The lamb is the attribute of St Agnes because her name resembles the Latin agnus ('lamb').
Still in original institution? no
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
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function in use during liturgical services; commemorating a family
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten) and Margaretha van Uterwijck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7215] Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten) (female)
  • [7216] Margaretha van Uterwijck (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification mother and daughter
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: inscription and heraldic shield
Name Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten)
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [7215] Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten) (female)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party consisted of one or more members of the commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks Given the formulation of the inscription, it seems likely that Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten commissioned the chasuble
Material(s)
  • textile
  • (semi-)precious metal(s)
Specification red cloth; blue wool; linen; (floss) silk; gold thread; green galloon
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 114 x 73 x 0
Completeness The shape of the chasuble resembles that of a violin or fiddle, hence its nickname, 'fiddleback'. This type was popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, which implies that this late Gothic chasuble originally would have had a bell shape and was cut into a fiddleback shape at a later date.
Condition In overall fair condition. The inscription and heraldic shield are somewhat worn.
Conservation In some places, the chasuble has been painted on (a 19th-century restoration practice).
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks Made in the eastern part of the Northern Netherlands / the Nether-Rhine region
Provenance
Provenance St. Agnesconvent, Tertiarissen (Convent of St Agnes, Tertiaries), Kampen?; in the possession of G.W. van Heukelum (prior to 1866); Aartsbisschoppelijk Museum, Utrecht; Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (since 1976).
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 174; cat. no. 41
  • Defoer, H.L.M.; Bodt, S.F.M. de; Caron, M.L. et al., Schilderen met gouddraad en zijde (Utrecht 1987), 111; cat. no. 13.
  • Dijk, Corinne van; Holterman, Bart, Schenkingen van liturgische gewaden; objectbeschrijvingen, http://staticweb.hum.uu.nl/memo/liturgischegewaden/?id=objecten
  • Filedt Kok, J.P.; Halsema-Kubes, W.; Kloek, W.Th., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm: Noordnederlandse kunst, 1525-1580, vol. II (The Hague 1986), 311; cat. no. 188
  • Leeflang, M.; Schooten, K. van, Middeleeuwse borduurkunst uit de Nederlanden (Zwolle 2015), 168-169; cat. no. 30
  • Vos van Steenwijk, A. N. de, Het geslacht de Vos van Steenwijk in het licht van de geschiedenis van de Drentse adel (Assen 1976), 212-214, 411
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Liturgical vestment (back) of [3893] Chasuble commemorating Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten and her mother

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Short description
Short description Red chasuble with the Lamb of God, flowers, tendrils and a blue Y-shaped orphrey cross showing an inscription and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 114 x 73 x 0
Date
Year 1450-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification If the chasuble indeed belonged to the Convent of St Agnes in Kampen, it may have been donated by Berta in 1460, when her sister Aleid entered the convent. Stylistically, however, the chasuble is dated to 1490-1500.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier ABM t02010a
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Liturgical vestment (front) of [3893] Chasuble commemorating Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten and her mother

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (front)
Short description
Short description Red chasuble with flowers, tendrils and a blue Y-shaped orphrey cross
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1450-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification If the chasuble indeed belonged to the Convent of St Agnes in Kampen, it may have been donated by Berta in 1460, when her sister Aleid entered the convent. Stylistically, however, the chasuble is dated to 1490-1500.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier ABM t02010a
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the Y-shaped orphrey cross, above the centre (back of the chasuble)
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 High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: in silver six red bends, and on a black bordure eight gold bezants; II: per fess embattled, A: in silver(?) chevronny of ?; B: in red a blue bordure engrailed (Gedeeld, I: in zilver zes rode schuinbalken, en een zwarte schildzoom beladen met acht gouden schijfjes; II: gekanteeld doorsneden, A: in zilver(?) gekeperd van ? stukken; B: in rood een uitgeschulpte blauwe schildzoom)
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 De Vos van Steenwijck - Van Putten
Person details
Person details
  • [7215] Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Liturgical vestment (back)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the Y-shaped orphrey cross, above the centre, surrounding the heraldic shield (back of the chasuble)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Joffer Berte van Broeckhusen biddet voer hoer ende hoer moeder om godes willen.
Translation
English translation Mistress Berta van Broeckhuysen, pray for her and her mother for God's sake.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [7215] Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Berta van Broeckhuysen's maiden name was Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten. Her mother was named Margaretha van Uterwijck.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Liturgical vestment (back)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • religious representations
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) The Lamb of God (Agnus Dei), twice, with the one on the right being accompanied by a cross and having a wounded(?) chest (back); flowers and tendrils (front and back)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7215
Personal details
Name Berte van Broeckhusen (Berta de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1482
Additional remarks Born in Putten(?) as a daughter of Hendrik de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten, who held administrative offices on the Veluwe, and Margaretha van Uterwijck. Berta was a sister of Aleid, Herman, Pelgrim, Johan, Dirk and Frans. She was married to Gijsbert van Broeckhuysen van Barlham, bailiff (drost) of the county of Zutphen.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification She is referred to as joffer ('mistress') in the inscription, which often indicates a noble descent
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 7216
Personal details
Name Margaretha van Uterwijck
Sex female
Year/date of birth ca.1412
Year/date of death >1481
Additional remarks Born in Kampen as a daughter of Herman van Uterwijck and Berta van Rees. She was married to Hendrik de Vos van Steenwijck van Putten, who held administrative offices on the Veluwe. The couple had (at least) seven children: Aleid, Herman, Pelgrim, Johan, Dirk, Frans and Berta.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
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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