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Throne of Mercy with devotional portraits of the Ros family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 503
Name Throne of Mercy with devotional portraits of the Ros family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Throne of Mercy with devotional portraits and inscriptions
Remarks about category Single piece: separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Tricht, Arnt van
Original institution(s)
Original institution [384] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St John the Baptist's Church), Wageningen
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification origin/residence of the person(s) portrayed; longtime possession of the city
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 attached to a wall; possibly near the grave(s) of the commemorated family
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(s) on the sculpture
Name Ros family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [749] Nertwich, wife of Derrick Ros (female)
  • [747] Gijsbert Ros (male)
  • [748] Derrick (Dirk) Ros (male)
  • [750] Gerberich van Ommeren (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with son and daughter
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: text(s) 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 sandstone; paint
Traces of polychromy? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 144 x 104 x 9
Completeness Incomplete: the pediment is missing. Original frame.
Condition Damaged: the faces of the figures of the main scene have been hacked away. The hands of the devotional portraits have been hacked away as well, except those of the daughter. One of the four putti is severely damaged.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Kunst voor de beeldenstorm (The Hague 1986)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 63, 105, 111, 116-117
  • Kloek, W.Th., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm: Noordnederlandse kunst, 1525-1580, vol. I (The Hague 1986), 212-213
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The composition of the religious scene is derived from Albrecht Dürer’s woodcut ‘The Holy Trinity’ (1511)

Single piece (front) of [503] Throne of Mercy with devotional portraits of the Ros family

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Throne of Mercy with devotional portraits of the Ros family and inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 144 x 104 x 9
Date
Year ca.1550
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum
Collection Sculpture & Applied Art
Collection identifier BK-NM-3099
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections on loan from the city of Wageningen (since 1877)
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Tricht, Arnt van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
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 first person from the left (lower section)
Portrait of
Name Gijsbert Ros
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
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description He appears to be wearing an alb
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Gijsbert's face has been hacked away. Originally, he was looking up.
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the left (lower section)
Portrait of
Name Derrick (Dirk) Ros
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
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Derrick's face has been hacked away
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the right (lower section)
Portrait of
Name Gerberich van Ommeren
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 folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description blue dress; cloth or veil hanging over her left forearm
Attributes
Attributes
  • object(s)
Specification purse/pouch hanging from a belt around her waist
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Gerberich's face has been hacked away. She is depicted with long blonde hair.
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the right (lower section)
Portrait of
Name Nertwich, wife of Derrick Ros
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 veil; cloak; dress
Attributes
Attributes
  • rosary
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Nertwich's face has been hacked away

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription tablet below the religious image, incised inscription
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno MVc ende LXVI den II dach mey sterf Gerberich van Ommeren hoer dochter. Anno Domini 1569 op Sinte Margareten dach sterf heer Gijsbert Ros bidt God Voor De ziell.
Translation
English translation In the year 1566 on the second day of May died Gerberich van Ommeren, their daughter. In the year of the Lord 1569 on St Margaret's Day (July 13) died sir Gijsbert Ros, pray to God for the soul(s).
Dutch translation In het jaar 1566 op de tweede dag van mei stierf Gerberich van Ommeren, hun dochter. In het jaar des Heren 1569 op St. Margaretha-dag (13 juli) stierf heer Gijsbert Ros, bid God voor de ziel(en).
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [747] Gijsbert Ros (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [750] Gerberich van Ommeren (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)
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription tablet below the religious image, painted inscription
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int jaer ons Here MVc XVIII op Sinte Egidii dach sterf Derrick Ros. Anno Domini Vc [...] sterf Nertwich sijn huysfrou [...] siel.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1518 on St Aegidius' Day (September 1) died Derrick Ros. In the year of the Lord 15[...] died Nertwich, his wife [...] soul.
Dutch translation In het jaar ons Heren 1518 op St. Egidius-dag (1 september) stierf Derrick Ros. In het jaar des Heren 15[...] stierf Nertwich, zijn vrouw [...] ziel.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [749] Nertwich, wife of Derrick Ros (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [748] Derrick (Dirk) Ros (male)
Sex male
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). • The inscription has faded and is hard to read. • St Aegidius is also known as St Giles.

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • flowers/plants
  • architectural decorations
  • angels, putti or cherubs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two columns supporting an architrave, frieze and cornice (pediment is missing); triumphal arch; shell motif; foliage; flowers; grotesques; masks; four putti: two in the spandrels (with censers), two in front of the column bases
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 747
Personal details
Name Gijsbert Ros
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1569/07/13
Additional remarks Son of Derrick Ros and Nertwich. Brother of Gerberich van Ommeren. The Ros family lived in Wageningen.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification Gijsbert was probably a member of the clergy: he is referred to as 'heer' (sir) in the inscription, a term of address commonly used for clergymen. Furthermore, he appears to be wearing an alb.
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 748
Personal details
Name Derrick (Dirk) Ros
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1518/09/01
Additional remarks Husband of Nertwich. Father of Gijsbert Ros and Gerberich van Ommeren. The Ros family lived in Wageningen.
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 749
Personal details
Name Nertwich, wife of Derrick Ros
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Wife of Derrick Ros. Mother of Gijsbert Ros and Gerberich van Ommeren. The Ros family lived in Wageningen.
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 750
Personal details
Name Gerberich van Ommeren
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1566/05/02
Additional remarks Daughter of Derrick Ros and Nertwich. Sister of Gijsbert Ros. She was married to a member of the Van Ommeren family. The Ros family lived in Wageningen.
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
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