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Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and a woman

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 507
Name Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and a woman
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Tryptych showing the Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits, heraldic shields and saints
Remarks about category Triptych: the composition of the central panel continues into the interior wings
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Leyden, Aertgen Claesz. van - circle of
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The triptych may originally have been located in Leiden, in an unknown institution
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function commemorating a married couple?
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [776] unknown man (male)
  • [778] unknown woman (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification most likely a married couple
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)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition In overall good condition
Conservation The triptych was restored in 1987
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
  • dating by dendrochronology
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks From the presence of a 'barbe' along the edges of the panels we can gather that the panels were painted in the frame
Provenance
Provenance Private collection, Germany; Spanish Art Gallery, London (1937); Durlacher Brothers, New York; acquired by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas, Missouri (1938)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Leeflang, H.; Veldman, I.M.; Vogelaar, C.; Filedt Kok, J.P., Lucas van Leyden en de Renaissance (Antwerp 2011), 331-332; cat no. 125
  • McKenna, G.; Taggart, R., Handbook of the collections of the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art and the Mary Atkins Museum of Fine Arts. Vol I (Kansas City (Missouri) 1973), 103
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The background scenes of the interior left and right wing represent, respectively, the Men of Emmaus and Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli Me Tangere’)

Interior right wing of triptych of [507] Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and a woman

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a woman with heraldic shield and St Mary Magdalene; Christ appearing to St Mary Magdalene or 'Noli Me Tangere' (background)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 113 x 31 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; dendrochronology
Additional remarks dating by dendrochronology: most likely in or after 1532
Holding institution
Holding institution Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 38-4
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Aertgen Claesz. van - circle of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of triptych of [507] Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and a woman

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a man with heraldic shield and St Andrew; Men of Emmaus (background)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 113 x 31 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; dendrochronology
Additional remarks dating by dendrochronology: most likely in or after 1532
Holding institution
Holding institution Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 38-4
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Aertgen Claesz. van - circle of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Central panel of triptych (front) of [507] Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and a woman

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Short description
Short description Resurrection of Christ
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 116 x 76 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; dendrochronology
Additional remarks dating by dendrochronology: most likely in or after 1532
Holding institution
Holding institution Kansas City, Nelson-Atkins Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 38-4
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Aertgen Claesz. van - circle of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The motifs of the sarcophagus and surrounding soldiers were derived from Albrecht Altdorfer's 'Resurrection' woodcut (1512)

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black veil worn over a light/white veil or cap, black cloak and blue-green dress with a cord
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification open book on prie-dieu
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black or dark brown tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification open book on prie-dieu
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the side of the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield Not properly visible
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the side of the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Mark flanked by the letters A and C
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 Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Mary Magdalene
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • medical tools/medication/hygiene
Specification ointment jar
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Mary Magdalene appears to be looking at the central scene
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
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 St Andrew appears to be looking at the central scene

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 776
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
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 778
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
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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