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Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits of Dirk Strijcker and Catrijn Boelen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 3950
Name Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits of Dirk Strijcker and Catrijn Boelen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Llanwenllwyfo, St Gwenllwyfo's Church
  • Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum
  • London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Stained-glass panel or window
Short description Three stained-glass panels showing the Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits, heraldic shields, inscriptions and saints
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • unknown
Original institution(s)
Original institution [278] St. Andries-ter-Zaliger-Haven, Kartuizers (St Andrew's Monastery, Carthusians), Amsterdam
Arguments
Specification Possible original institution: two members of the Boelen family had entered this monastery; iconography of the painting (see Saint Portraits; Andrew)
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 memorial piece; commemorating a married couple; decoration of a religious institution (indirect memorial function)
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Dirk Claasz. Strijcker and Catrijn Dirksdr. Boelen
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7334] Catrijn (Trijn) Dirksdr. Boelen (female)
  • [7335] Dirk Claasz. Strijcker (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: heraldic shield; name saint; genealogical information
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)
  • glass
Specification glass; lead
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 70 x 47 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Originally located in the Carthusian monastery of St. Andries-ter-Zaliger-Haven in Amsterdam? The earliest known location is the Carthusian monastery in Louvain. The panels were transferred to Great Britain in the Napoleonic era. The left-hand panel came into the possession of: George William Jerningham, Costessey Hall, Norfolk; Grosvenor Thomas, London; The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. The central and right-hand panel ended up in, respectively, St Gwenllwyfo's Church near Dulas, Wales, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Caviness, Madeline H., et al., Stained Glass before 1700 in American Collections: Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern Seaboard States. Corpus Vitrearum Checklist II. National Gallery of Art. Studies in the History of Art, vol. 23 (Washington 1987), 63
  • Dudok van Heel, S.A.C., Een kooplieden-patriciaat kijkt ons aan, of de emancipatie van het Amsterdamse portret tot 1578, in: Kistemaker, R.E.; Jonker, M., De smaak van de elite. Amsterdam in de eeuw van de beeldenstorm (Amsterdam 1986), 19-39, 24
  • Ruyven-Zeman, Z. van, Stained Glass in the Netherlands before 1795. Corpus Vitrearum the Netherlands IV. Part I: The North (Amsterdam 2011), 285-286, 439
  • Wayment, Hilary, The Master of the Mass of Saint Gregory Roundel. A Dutch Glass-painter in Brabant during the 1520s, Oud Holland 103 (1989), 61-96, 84-86
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Each of the panels has an inscription above or below consisting of a bible verse in Gothic script (not shown). These inscriptions are not original.

Stained-glass panel or window of [3950] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits of Dirk Strijcker and Catrijn Boelen

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt'), Joseph and Joachim with three heraldic shields and an inscription (central panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 70 x 47 x 0
Date
Year ca.1510-1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Llanwenllwyfo, St Gwenllwyfo's Church
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name unknown
Attribution
Specification
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Wayment (1989) has given the artist the substitute name of 'Master of the Mass of Saint Gregory Roundel'
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Stained-glass panel or window of [3950] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits of Dirk Strijcker and Catrijn Boelen

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Dirk Strijcker with two heraldic shields, an inscription and St Andrew (left-hand panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 70 x 47 x 0
Date
Year ca.1510-1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Baltimore, The Walters Art Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 46.81
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name unknown
Attribution
Specification
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Wayment (1989) has given the artist the substitute name of 'Master of the Mass of Saint Gregory Roundel'
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Stained-glass panel or window of [3950] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portraits of Dirk Strijcker and Catrijn Boelen

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Catrijn Boelen with two heraldic shields, an inscription and St Catherine of Alexandria (right-hand panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 70 x 47 x 0
Date
Year ca.1510-1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 212-1908
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name unknown
Attribution
Specification
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Wayment (1989) has given the artist the substitute name of 'Master of the Mass of Saint Gregory Roundel'
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait left-hand panel; on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Dirk Claasz. Strijcker
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a fur-lined blue tabard worn over a red garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Identification by Bas Dudok van Heel. The portrait was previously thought to be Allert Andries Boelen.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait right-hand panel; on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Catrijn (Trijn) Dirksdr. Boelen
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description a fur-lined burgundy dress; a white cap
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Identification by Bas Dudok van Heel. The portrait was previously thought to be Geldulph de Nausnyder's wife, Martha de Nausnyder.

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central panel; in the upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Heraldry of corporations (cities, guilds, confraternities, companies)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in red a black pale charged with three silver saltorels (in rood een zwarte paal beladen met drie zilveren schuinkruisjes)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) a gold crown (een gouden kroon)
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 city of Amsterdam
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks In 1489 Maximilian of Austria granted the city of Amsterdam the honour of adding the imperial crown to its arms. Andries Boelen was mayor of Amsterdam at the time.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central panel; at the top of the arch
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in gold a black mark (in goud een zwart merk)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks The shield is flanked by the letters A and K
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Boelen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A variant of this mark is shown on the floor slab of the Boelen family in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, MeMO memorial object ID 195
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central panel; in the upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Heraldry of corporations (cities, guilds, confraternities, companies)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in red a black pale charged with three silver saltorels (in rood een zwarte paal beladen met drie zilveren schuinkruisjes)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) a gold crown (een gouden kroon)
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 city of Amsterdam
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks In 1489 Maximilian of Austria granted the city of Amsterdam the honour of adding the imperial crown to its arms. Andries Boelen was mayor of Amsterdam at the time.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand panel; in the upper left corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in silver a black mark (in zilver een zwart merk)
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 Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand panel; in the upper right corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in silver a black mark (in zilver een zwart merk)
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 Boelen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A variant of this mark is shown on the floor slab of the Boelen family in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, MeMO memorial object ID 195
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand panel; in the upper left corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in silver a black mark (in zilver een zwart merk)
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 Boelen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A variant of this mark is shown on the floor slab of the Boelen family in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, MeMO memorial object ID 195
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand panel; in the upper right corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield in silver a black mark (in zilver een zwart merk)
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 Boelen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks A variant of this mark is shown on the floor slab of the Boelen family in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam, MeMO memorial object ID 195

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription central panel; on the canopy above the religious scene
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription IHESUS MARIA ANNA
Translation
English translation Jesus, Mary, Anne
Dutch translation Jezus, Maria, Anna
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription left-hand panel; on the canopy above St Andrew
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription SANCTUS ANDREAS
Translation
English translation Saint Andrew
Dutch translation Heilige Andreas
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription right-hand panel; on the canopy above St Catherine of Alexandria
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription SANCTA KATRINA
Translation
English translation Saint Catherine
Dutch translation Heilige Catharina
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name Andrew
Sex male
Type of saint
  • religious institution
Specification The panels may have been located in the Carthusian monastery of St. Andries-ter-Zaliger-Haven in Amsterdam (literally: St Andrew at the Blessed Harbour), which perhaps also accounts for the sea view in the background of the right-hand panel
Attributes
  • cross(es)
Specification St Andrew's Cross
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification Pointing to Dirk Strijcker
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Catherine of Alexandria
Sex female
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification Name saint of Catrijn Boelen
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
  • one or more persons
  • trappings: clothing/attributes/jewellery (miscellaneous)
Specification sword; crown; emperor Maxentius
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification Pointing to Catrijn Boelen
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7334
Personal details
Name Catrijn (Trijn) Dirksdr. Boelen
Sex female
Year/date of birth 1496
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughter of Dirk Jacob Boelen and granddaughter of Jacob Jacob Dirk Boelen de Jonge (whose brothers Hillebrand and Jacob had entered the Carthusian monastery of St. Andries-ter-Zaliger-Haven in Amsterdam). The Boelen family was a prominent Amsterdam family. Catrijn maried Dirk Claasz. Strijcker before 1514. She died shortly after July 1570.
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 7335
Personal details
Name Dirk Claasz. Strijcker
Sex male
Year/date of birth <1465
Year/date of death <1537
Additional remarks Dirk married Catrijn (Trijn) Dirksdr. Boelen before 1514.
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
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