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Three stained-glass panels with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of members of the Boelen family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 4029
Name Three stained-glass panels with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of members of the Boelen family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • New York City, Cooper-Hewitt Museum
  • New York City, Brooklyn Museum
  • Bramley, St James Church
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Stained-glass panel or window
Short description Three stained-glass panels showing the Crucifixion with devotional portraits, heraldic shields, 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. See also MeMO Object ID 3950
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ? no
(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
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name five unknown persons
Specification presumably two couples and one (deceased?) daughter
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [7546] unknown female member of the Boelen family (female)
  • [7547] unknown female member of the Boelen family (a young woman or girl) (female)
  • [7548] unknown male member of the Boelen family (male)
  • [7545] unknown male member of the Boelen family (male)
  • [7549] unknown female member of the Boelen family (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear or extended family, exact relation unknown
Relation specification
Additional remarks Based on the heraldry, the portrayed persons were related (by marriage?)
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, pot-metals
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The inscriptions in the panels are probably not original, see Additional remarks
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 was gifted to the Brooklyn Museum by Mr. and Mrs. Walter Rothschild. The central panel is now located in St James Church in Bramley (UK). The right-hand panel was given to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum by Mrs. John Innes Kane in 1926.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • 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, 88-90
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand and right-hand panels very likely belong together. The central panel may also belong in this group, however there are some stylistic differences. See also the part description. Each of the panels has an inscription above consisting of a bible verse in Gothic script. These inscriptions do not appear to be original features.

Stained-glass panel or window of [4029] Three stained-glass panels with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of members of the Boelen family

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Two devotional portraits with three heraldic shields, inscriptions and St Paul (right-hand panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 66 x 54 x 0
Date
Year ca.1522-1523
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution New York City, Cooper-Hewitt Museum
Collection Product Design and Decorative Arts department
Collection identifier 18312929
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name unknown
Attribution
  • style
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 The holding institution's website claims that the panel is German, and dates it ca.1530-1550

Stained-glass panel or window of [4029] Three stained-glass panels with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of members of the Boelen family

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Three devotional portraits with three heraldic shields, inscriptions and St James the Less (left-hand panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 84 x 61 x 0
Date
Year ca.1522-1523
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution New York City, Brooklyn Museum
Collection Decorative Arts
Collection identifier 55.84.2
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name unknown
Attribution
  • style
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 The holding institution's website claims that the panel is Flemish, and dates it 15th century

Stained-glass panel or window of [4029] Three stained-glass panels with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of members of the Boelen family

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Crucifixion with SS Jerome, Dominic and Mary Magdalene, and two heraldic shields (central panel)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 71 x 47 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520-1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks Wayment (1989) dates this panel 1530 or even later. Ruyven-Zeman (2011) thinks this is too late.
Holding institution
Holding institution Bramley, St James 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
  • style
Specification Wayment (1989) has given the artist the substitute name of 'Master of the Mass of Saint Gregory Roundel'
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks It's not certain that this panel belongs with the other two, however the heraldic shields and the style of the canopy suggest a connection

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait right-hand panel; first from the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of the Boelen family
Sex male
Argumentation
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 long-sleeved, fur-trimmed robe
Attributes
Attributes
  • prie-dieu
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait right-hand panel; second from the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family
Sex female
Argumentation
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 long-sleeved fur-trimmed dress, white headdress
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait left-hand panel; first from the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of the Boelen family
Sex male
Argumentation
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 blue robe
Attributes
Attributes
  • prie-dieu
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks He may be Allert Andriesz Boelen, who is also portrayed on MeMO memorial object ID 4030
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait left-hand panel; second from the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family
Sex female
Argumentation
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 red dress, white headdress
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait left-hand panel; third from the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family (a young woman or girl)
Sex female
Argumentation
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • unusual/different clothing
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
Specification dressed as a maiden, with a light dress and long, uncovered hair
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description yellow dress
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles, 2-1 - (In zwart drie gouden bollen, 2-1)
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 This heraldic device was traditionally identified as belonging to the Beth family, but this is incorrect. See Ruyven-Zeman (2011), 439.
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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In gold a silver fess - (In goud een zilveren dwarsbalk)
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 The field is supposed to be green
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry right-hand panel; on the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles, 2-1 - (In zwart drie gouden bollen, 2-1)
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 This heraldic device was traditionally identified as belonging to the Beth family, but this is incorrect. See Ruyven-Zeman (2011), 439.
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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles, 2-1 - (In zwart drie gouden bollen, 2-1)
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 This heraldic device was traditionally identified as belonging to the Beth family, but this is incorrect. See Ruyven-Zeman (2011), 439.
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 Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In gold a silver fess - (In goud een zilveren dwarsbalk)
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 The field is supposed to be green
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry left-hand panel; on the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles, 2-1 - (In zwart drie gouden bollen, 2-1)
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 This heraldic device was traditionally identified as belonging to the Beth family, but this is incorrect. See Ruyven-Zeman (2011), 439.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central panel; in the upper left corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles, 2-1 - (In zwart drie gouden bollen, 2-1)
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 This heraldic device was traditionally identified as belonging to the Beth family, but this is incorrect. See Ruyven-Zeman (2011), 439.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry central panel; in the upper right corner (spandrel)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In gold a silver fess - (In goud een zilveren dwarsbalk)
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 The field is supposed to be green

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription above the saint's head (right-hand panel)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sancte Paule o...
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
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 above the portraits (right-hand panel)
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription D B
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
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 above the portraits (left-hand panel)
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription A B
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
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 Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Paul
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification sword
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St Paul is depicted on the right-hand panel
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name James the Lesser
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification holds the club with which he was beaten to death
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification gestures (and looks) at something outside of the scene?
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St James the Lesser is depicted on the left-hand panel

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7545
Personal details
Name unknown male member of the Boelen family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks a member of the Boelen family
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7546
Personal details
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks a member of the Boelen family
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7547
Personal details
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family (a young woman or girl)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks a member of the Boelen family
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7548
Personal details
Name unknown male member of the Boelen family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks a member of the Boelen family
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 7549
Personal details
Name unknown female member of the Boelen family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status social standing not certain/unknown
Arguments
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks a member of the Boelen family
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