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Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 495
Name Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Centraal Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Fragment of a sculpture showing a devotional portrait of a canon
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Utrecht area, artist from the
Original institution(s)
Original institution [32] St. Salvatorkerk (Oudmunster) (St Saviour's Church), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The sculpture was discovered during excavations at the site of the former St. Salvatorkerk in 1883
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function unknown, the sculpture is a fragment, see Additional remarks
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [732] unknown canon (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons
Relation specification
Additional remarks No information is available about the original function of the sculpture; only a fraction remains. One or more persons may have been depicted in the original sculpture.
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 47 x 29 x 24
Completeness Fragment of a larger ensemble? See Additional remarks.
Condition The head and hands of the figure are missing
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: catalogue Centraal Museum, Utrecht (Utrecht 1997)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Klinckaert, J., Beeldhouwkunst tot 1850. De verzamelingen van het Centraal Museum Utrecht 3 (Utrecht 1997), 252
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The figure is cut off in such a way that it is likely that the figure was placed on the right-hand side of a sculpture. Klinckaert (Utrecht 1997), however, claims that it concerns a free-standing sculpture, which was originally placed on a polygonal column.

Single piece (front) of [495] Devotional portrait of a canon (fragment)

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Sculpture showing a devotional portrait of a canon
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 47 x 29 x 24
Date
Year ca.1460-1480
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Centraal Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 2621
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Utrecht area, artist from the
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification origin of work
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait unknown (context is lost)
Portrait of
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification almuce hanging over the left forearm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was a canon

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 732
Personal details
Name unknown canon
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy canon
Specification canon who was possibly attached to the St. Salvatorkerk (St Saviour's Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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