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Floor slab of Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 399
Name Floor slab of Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Stone slab with an inscription along three sides around a central square compartment with a heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [686] Grote of St. Michaelskerk (St Michael's Church), Oudewater
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(Probable) original location
Argumentation According to the register of graves, the slab was originally situated in row 2 (grave 9) of the south choir (R2 G9)
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
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [580] Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 45 x 75 x 0
Completeness The right side of the slab appears to have been cut down although the inscription remains legible
Condition Some wear in places, but otherwise good
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The text along the right-hand edge does not fill the available space, which may suggest that the slab was commissioned earlier and the date of death was added later
Additional remarks
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), 288
  • Oosterwijk, Sophie, The floor slabs of Oudewater, http://memo.hum.uu.nl/oudewater/index.html
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The added letter K and number 9 indicate that the grave reverted to the church at a later date. • Information provided by C.H. van Wijngaarden

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [399] Floor slab of Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Stone slab with an inscription along three sides around a central square compartment with a coat of arms
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 45 x 75 x 0
Date
Year 1532
Specified date 1532/04/02
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification Date of death as recorded on the slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Oudewater, Grote of St. Michaelskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution Situated in the north aisle of the nave (noorderkerk)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry In a rectangular indent in the centre of the slab
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield a seven-pointed star (een zevenpuntige 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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begaven Jacop Jansz van der Hoec[h] [sterf] anno 1532 den 2 april.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch [died] in the year 1532 on the 2nd April.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [580] Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 580
Personal details
Name Jacob Jansz. van der Hooch
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1532
Additional remarks P.C. Bloys van Treslong Prins misread the name as ’van der Hoeven’, but the grave was originally registered in the name of ‘Die van der Hoog’
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
Specification The deceased belonged to an extended family who originated in Hekendorp near Oudewater
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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