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Tomb monument of Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer, Rutger V van den Boetzelaer, Berta van Arkel, Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer and Françoise van Praet

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 414
Name Tomb monument of Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer, Rutger V van den Boetzelaer, Berta van Arkel, Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer and Françoise van Praet
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Asperen, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (St. Catharinakerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb monument
Short description Stone, freestanding chest tomb with an incised cover showing a coat of arms in the centre, inscriptions above and below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [436] St. Catharinakerk (St Catharine's Church), Asperen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the choir
  • near the high altar
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.
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer, Rutger V van den Boetzelaer, Berta van Arkel, Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer and Françoise van Praet
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [605] Fransosa (Françoise) van Praet (female)
  • [604] Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer (male)
  • [601] Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer (male)
  • [602] Rutger V van den Boetzelaer (male)
  • [603] Berta van Arkel (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons extended family
Relation specification three generations of a family: a man, his son and wife, and his grandson and wife
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 413 x 190 x 89
Completeness The incised slab lying on the tomb appears to be largely complete
Condition In overall reasonable condition
Conservation Restored in 1898 after the tomb was damaged by fire
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification
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 I (Utrecht 1922), 14
  • Buchelius, A. , Inscriptiones, http://www.hetutrechtsarchief.nl/collectie/handschriften/buchelius/inscriptiones/, 35
  • Greenhill, F.A., Incised effigial slabs. A study of engraved stone memorials in Latin Christendom, c.1100 to c.1700, vol. II (London 1976), 187
  • Groningen, C.L. van, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst. De Vijfheerenlanden met Asperen, Heukelum en Spijk (Zeist 1989), 226
  • Hangest baron d’Yvoy, Maximiliaan Louis van, Grafschriften, rouwborden en kerkglazen in verscheidene plaatsen in Utrecht, Holland, Gelderland en Noord-Brabant en van enkele plaatsen in Duitsland (manuscript, compiled between 1776-1815, collection KNGGW, The Hague ); p. 1 of Asperen
  • Stenvert, Ronald; Kolman, Chris; Broekhoven, Sabine; Olde Meierink, B., Monumenten in Nederland. Gelderland. Rijksdienst voor de Monumentenzorg (Zwolle 2000), 102
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 11184-11
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Chest tomb: tomb cover of [414] Tomb monument of Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer, Rutger V van den Boetzelaer, Berta van Arkel, Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer and Françoise van Praet

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Short description
Short description Incised slab showing a coat of arms in the centre, inscriptions above and below, an inscription along the edge, and quatrefoils with heraldic shields in the corners
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 413 x 190 x 89
Date
Year 1545
Specified date 1545/09/24
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification 24 September 1545 is the date of death of Rutger van den Boetzelaer; his father Wessel IV (d. 1492) was probably commemorated retrospectively
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Asperen, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk (St. Catharinakerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The tomb is located in the choir of the church
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation See MeMO memorial object ID 2946 for abbot Otto van den Boetzelaer van Asperen, a son of Wessel IV and brother of Rutger V. Objects ID 874 and 1616 commemorate abbess Elburga van den Boetzelaer, a daughter of Rutger V and Berta, and a sister of Wessel VI.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the centre of the tomb slab
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Quarterly, I and IV: three crampons, 2-1; II and III: a lion, in chief a label of three points; in an innescutcheon two embattled and counterembattled fesses (Gevierendeeld, I en IV: drie weerhaken, 2-1; II en III: een leeuw, in het schildhoofd een barensteel van drie hangers; in een hartschild twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: out of a crest coronet a curling dragon's tail (Helmteken: uit een helmkroon een omkrullende drakenstaart)
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 Van den Boetzelaer
Person details
Person details
  • [604] Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer (male)
  • [601] Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer (male)
  • [602] Rutger V van den Boetzelaer (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper left corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: three crampons, 2-1; II: a cross of lozenges, 1-3-1 (Gedeeld, I: drie weerhaken, 2-1; II: een ruitenkruis, 1-3-1)
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 Van den Boetzelaer-De Mol van Leethbergen
Person details
Person details
  • [602] Rutger V van den Boetzelaer (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: a lion, in chief a label of three points; II: a cross (Gedeeld, I: een leeuw, boven vergezeld van een barensteel met drie hangers; II een kruis)
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 Langerak-Pieck
Person details
Person details
  • [602] Rutger V van den Boetzelaer (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the upper right corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Gedeeld, I: two embattled and counterembattled fesses; II: three vair pales, in chief a label of three points (Gedeeld, I: twee beurtelings gekanteelde dwarsbalken; II: drie palen van vair, in het schildhoofd een barensteel met drie hangers)
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 Van Arkel-Van Haeften
Person details
Person details
  • [603] Berta van Arkel (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower right corner, inside the quatrefoil
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: quarterly, 1 and 4: three zules, 2-1; 2 and 3: a crowned lion; II: three vair pales, in chief a label of three points (Gedeeld, I: gevierendeeld, 1 en 4: drie zuilen, 2-1; 2 en 3: een gekroonde leeuw; II: drie palen van vair, in het schildhoofd een barensteel met drie hangers)
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 Van Culemborg-Van Haeften
Person details
Person details
  • [603] Berta van Arkel (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the tomb slab; on the banderole above the coat of arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven Joffrou Berta van Arkel Vrouwe tot Asperen sterf Int Jaer XVc ende LVIII den XV october.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried lady Berta van Arkel, Lady of Asperen, died in the year 1558 on the 15th October.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven juffrouw Berta van Arkel, vrouwe van Asperen, stierf in het jaar 1558 op de 15de october.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [603] Berta van Arkel (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the tomb slab; along all four edges
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier legghen begraven die edele ende welgeboren heeren joncker Wessel vanden Boetzelaer heer tot Asperen tot Langeraick sterf anno XIIIIc XCII den XXI july, ende joncker Rutgher vanden Boetzelaer heer tot Asperen etc. syn soen sterf anno XVc XLV den XXIIII september.
Translation
English translation Here lie buried the noble and wellborn lords, squire Wessel van den Boetzelaer, Lord of Asperen and Langerak, died in the year 1492 on the 21st July, and squire Rutger van den Boetzelaer, Lord of Asperen etc, his son, died in the year 1545 on the 24th September.
Dutch translation Hier liggen begraven de edele en welgeboren heren, jonker Wessel van den Boetzelaer, heer van Asperen en Langerak, stierf in het jaar 1492 op de 21ste juli, en jonker Rutger van den Boetzelaer, heer van Asperen etc., zijn zoon, stierf in het jaar 1545 op de 24ste september.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [602] Rutger V van den Boetzelaer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [601] Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the tomb slab; text field below the coat of arms
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hier leit begraven den Edelen ende Welgeboren heer joncker Wesselder vanden Boetzelaer, vrijheer tot Asperen ende Langerack ende sterf [ ] ende joffrou Fransosa van Praet vrouwe van Cornes zijn huysvrou die sterf anno XVc LXII den VI february.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the noble and wellborn lord, squire Wessel van den Boetzelaer, Baron of Asperen and Langerak, and died [ ] and lady Françoise van Praet, Lady of Carnisse, his wife, who died in the year 1562 on the 6th February.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de edele en welgeboren heer, jonker Wessel van den Boetzelaer, vrijheer van Asperen en Langerak, en stierf [ ] en juffrouw Françoise van Praet, vrouwe van Carnisse, zijn vrouw, die stierf in het jaar 1562 op de 6de februari.
Lay–out
Lay-out Raised Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [604] Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [605] Fransosa (Françoise) van Praet (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This inscription was evidently added later with the last line of the text fitted in with difficulty; the husband's date of death was never added

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Chest tomb: tomb cover
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) an arch with fleur-de-lis-like finials (central field)
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 601
Personal details
Name Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1492/07/21
Additional remarks Son of Rutger IV van den Boetzelaer and Elburg van Langerak. Wessel was married to Judith (Josina) de Mol van Leethbergen, with whom he had at least five children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lord ('heer') of Asperen, Langerak, Goudriaan and Deurne
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 602
Personal details
Name Rutger V van den Boetzelaer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1545/09/24
Additional remarks Son of Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer and Judith (Josina) de Mol van Leethbergen. Rutger was married to Berta van Arkel, with whom he had at least eleven children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lord ('heer') of Asperen, Langerak, Half Nieuwpoort and Deurne
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 603
Personal details
Name Berta van Arkel
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1568/10/15
Additional remarks Daughter of Otto van Arkel and Walravina van Broeckhuysen. Berta was married to Rutger V van den Boetzelaer, with whom she had at least eleven children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lady ('vrouwe') of Asperen
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 604
Personal details
Name Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1575
Additional remarks Son of Rutger V van den Boetzelaer and Berta van Arkel. Wessel was married to Françoise van Praet, with whom he had at least eight children. He may also have had an (illegitimate?) relationship with Judith van Helmont. Wessel was a supporter of the Reformed faith. In 1568 he was convicted for partaking in the Beeldenstorm. Wessel died in Rossum.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification baron ('vrijheer') of Asperen; lord ('heer') of Langerak, Half Nieuwpoort and Carnisse
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 605
Personal details
Name Fransosa (Françoise) van Praet
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1562/02/06
Additional remarks Daughter of Lodewijk II van Praet and Catharina van Egmond. Françoise was married to Wessel VI van den Boetzelaer, with whom she had at least eight children.
Social standing
Status nobility
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification lady ('vrouwe') of Moerkerken and Carnisse
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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