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Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a man

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 573
Name Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a man
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Berlin, Staatliche Museen
  • Tambov, Kartinaja Galeria
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Diptych
Short description Diptych showing the Virgin and Child with devotional portrait
Remarks about category Diptych: the composition continues from one panel to another
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Scorel, Jan van
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
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function unknown
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [984] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
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
Completeness Right wing (Berlin): not the original frame
Condition Interior right wing damaged due to harsh cleaning in the past
Conservation The right wing has been restored. Retouches visible.
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
  • X-ray
Specification (technical research) Research conducted on the right wing (2003)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks The exterior left wing remained unpainted
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Kunst voor de beeldenstorm (The Hague 1986)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Kloek, W.Th., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm: Noordnederlandse kunst, 1525-1580, vol. I (The Hague 1986), 188-190
  • Spronk, Ron; Metzger, Catherine A.; Hand, John Oliver, Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych (New Haven 2006), 298; cat. no. 33
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The panel with the Virgin and Child is located in Tambov, the panel with the male portrait in Berlin

Interior right wing of diptych of [573] Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a man

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of diptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a man
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 66 x 45 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Berlin, Staatliche Museen
Collection Gemäldegalerie - Old Master Paintings
Collection identifier 664b
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Scorel, Jan van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The small figure in the background, on the right, has largely disappeared

Interior left wing of diptych of [573] Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a man

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of diptych
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 66 x 44 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Tambov, Kartinaja Galeria
Collection
Collection identifier 13
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Scorel, Jan van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Exterior right wing of diptych of [573] Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a man

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of diptych
Short description
Short description Suicide of Lucretia
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 66 x 45 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Berlin, Staatliche Museen
Collection Gemäldegalerie - Old Master Paintings
Collection identifier 664b
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Scorel, Jan 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 Interior right wing of diptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black fur-lined tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification book (under his left hand)
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 984
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
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