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Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of an unknown family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 523
Name Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of an unknown family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Munich, Alte Pinakothek
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Kunst, Pieter Cornelisz.
  • Engebrechtsz., Cornelis
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
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial painting; commemorating a family
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: child(ren) portrayed as deceased
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [852] three daughters of an unknown family (female)
  • [6376] mother of an unknown family (female)
  • [853] son of an unknown family (male)
  • [3126] two sons of an unknown family (male)
  • [855] three prematurely deceased sons of an unknown family (male)
  • [854] son of an unknown family (male)
  • [851] father of an unknown family (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with seven sons and three daughters
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 oak
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 115 x 124 x 0
Completeness The painting has an old, although not original, frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: catalogue Alte Pinakothek, Munich (Munich 1999)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Eikemeier, P., Alte Pinakothek München: Erläuterungen zu den ausgestellten Gemälden (Munich 1999), 196
  • Gibson, W.S., Pieter Cornelisz. Kunst as a panel painter, Simiolus 1 (1966), 37-45
  • Gibson, W.S., The paintings of Cornelis Engebrechtsz (New York/London 1977)
  • Pelinck, E., Corn. Engebrechtsz., de herkomst van zijn kunst, Nederlandsch kunsthistorisch jaarboek 2 (1948), 40ff.
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [523] Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of an unknown family

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of an unknown family and SS Andrew and Agatha
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 115 x 124 x 0
Date
Year ca.1522
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Munich, Alte Pinakothek
Collection
Collection identifier WAF 245
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Kunst, Pieter Cornelisz.
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Identity
Name Engebrechtsz., Cornelis
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; two boys in the centre
Portrait of
Name three prematurely deceased sons of an unknown family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • unusual place on the memorial piece
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
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 These three sons had already died when the painting was made
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second and third person from the left
Portrait of
Name two sons of an unknown family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fourth person from the left
Portrait of
Name son of an unknown family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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 a member of a convent
Short description habit, cowl?
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This son was possibly a Fransiscan monk
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fifth person from the left
Portrait of
Name son of an unknown family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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?
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This son was a canon
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait sixth person from the left
Portrait of
Name father of an unknown family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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 black tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Father of the unknown family
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first up to and including the third person from the right
Portrait of
Name three daughters of an unknown family
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
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 The three daughters are all dressed in black. The two women in the back row wear a black veil over a white cap with lappets; the woman in the front row wears a black veil and a white guimpe.
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
  • rosary
Specification rosaries; sheet
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fourth person from the right
Portrait of
Name mother of an unknown family
Sex female
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
Short description black garment, black veil and white guimpe
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
  • rosary
Specification open book; rosary hanging from her waist
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Mother of the unknown family

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 Andrew
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • cross(es)
Specification St Andrew's Cross
Gesture
  • pointing to central scene
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
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 Agatha
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
  • body parts
Specification tongs with breast; book
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 851
Personal details
Name father of an unknown family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks father of at least seven sons and three daughters (based on memorial painting)
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 852
Personal details
Name three daughters of an unknown family
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 853
Personal details
Name son of an unknown family
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 854
Personal details
Name son of an unknown family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Franciscan
Specification possibly a Fransiscan monk
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 855
Personal details
Name three prematurely deceased sons of an unknown family
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 3126
Personal details
Name two sons of an unknown family
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 6376
Personal details
Name mother of an unknown family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks mother of at least seven sons and three daughters (based on memorial painting)
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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