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Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of Bela and Hendrik van Goch

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 500
Name Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of Bela and Hendrik van Goch
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits, inscription, heraldic shield and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1450-1475
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? possibly
(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 sculpture; commemorating a family
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: memorial text on the sculpture
Name Bela and Henricus de Goch (Bela and Hendrik van Goch)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [742] Bela de Goch (Bela van Goch) (female)
  • [743] Henricus de Goch (Hendrik van Goch) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification mother and son
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: text on the 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 stone; paint
Traces of polychromy? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition Faces have been hacked away. The frame is damaged.
Conservation The text has been repainted
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The sculpture has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bouvy, D.P.R.A., Middeleeuwsche beeldhouwkunst in de Noordelijke Nederlanden (Amsterdam 1947), 120
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst III. De provincie Gelderland, 2e stuk: Het kwartier van Zutfen (The Hague 1958), 237
Other documentation
RCE: object no. 42.682
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [500] Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of Bela and Hendrik van Goch

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of Bela and Hendrik van Goch, inscription, heraldic shield, an unknown female saint and St Andrew
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1462
Specified date 1462/10/17
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Hendrik van Goch
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sculpture is located between the ambulatory and the 'Onze Lieve Vrouwekapel' (chapel of Our Lady)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second figure from the left
Portrait of
Name Henricus de Goch (Hendrik van Goch)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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 clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification almuce hanging over his shoulder or around his neck
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was a canon at the St. Walburgiskerk (St Walburg’s Church) in Zutphen
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second figure from the right
Portrait of
Name Bela de Goch (Bela van Goch)
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry next to the first line of the inscription, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In [colour] a red mark; polychromy field lost? - (In [kleur] een rood merk; polychromie veld verdwenen?)
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 Goch?
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the religious image
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini Mo CCCC XXXIo quarta Septembris honesta matrona Bela de Goch et exinde anno LXIIo XVIIo Octobris eius filius venerabilis magister Henricus de Goch, huius ecclesie canonicus in Domino obierunt. Horum ut anime in pace requiescant, orate. Amen.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1431 on the 4th of September died in the Lord the honourable lady Bela van Goch and then in the year [14]62 on the 17th of October her son, the venerable master Hendrik van Goch, canon of this church. Pray so that their souls may rest in peace. Amen.
Dutch translation In het jaar des Heren 1431 op de 4de september is in de Heer overleden de eerzame vrouwe Bela van Goch en daarna in het jaar [14]62 op de 17de oktober, haar zoon, de eerbiedwaardige meester Hendrik van Goch, kanunnik van deze kerk. Bid opdat hun zielen in vrede mogen rusten. Amen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [743] Henricus de Goch (Hendrik van Goch) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [742] Bela de Goch (Bela van Goch) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person(s)

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name unknown female saint
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • not identified
  • trappings: clothing/attributes/jewellery (miscellaneous)
Specification crown; unidentified object in her right hand
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • hand on the head of a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Andrew
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • cross(es)
Specification St Andrew's cross
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 742
Personal details
Name Bela de Goch (Bela van Goch)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1431/09/04
Additional remarks Mother of Hendrik van Goch
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 743
Personal details
Name Henricus de Goch (Hendrik van Goch)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1462/10/17
Additional remarks Son of Bela van Goch
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 at the St. Walburgiskerk (St Walburg's Church) in Zutphen
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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