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Adoration of the Magi with devotional portraits of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen and his daughter Neel

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 579
Name Adoration of the Magi with devotional portraits of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen and his daughter Neel
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Present location unknown
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Adoration of the Magi with devotional portraits and heraldic shield
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
Original institution(s)
Original institution [277] Oude Nonnen, Regularissen (Mariënveld) (Old Nuns' Monastery, Regular Canonesses (Marienveld)), Amsterdam
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification portrayed person had entered this convent; historical fact(s)
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
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function commemorating a family
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen and his daughter Neel
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1011] Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen (male)
  • [1012] Neel Klaas Basgensdochter (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification father and daughter
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: heraldic shield on the painting; document(s)
Name Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen ?
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [1011] Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen (male)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was the commemorated party
Relation specification The commissioning party was a commemorated person himself and father of the other commemorated person
Additional remarks According to Dudok van Heel (1995), Neel entered the convent of Canonesses Regular of St. Marienveld ten Nyen Lichte (also known as the ‘Oude Nonnenklooster’) in Amsterdam in the 1540s. The memorial painting may have been commissioned on the occasion of her entering the convent.
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 79 x 65 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • heraldry added
Specification The heraldic shield must have been added at a later date. See also Heraldry.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Dudok van Heel (1995)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Dudok van Heel, S.A.C., Een bordt van de drie coningen daer haer vaders figuer in staet': een vroeg portret van de familie Bas, Amstelodamum 82 (1995), 97-105
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [579] Adoration of the Magi with devotional portraits of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen and his daughter Neel

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Adoration of the Magi with devotional portraits of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen and his daughter Neel and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 79 x 65 x 0
Date
Year ca.1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification historical facts
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Present location unknown
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation Neel Klaas Basgensdochter bears a striking resemblance to the nun depicted in the 'Resurrection of Christ with devotional portraits of a man and three women', see MeMO Memorial Object ID [696]. They wear identical habits.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry 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 black tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was mayor of Amsterdam and member of its town council
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Neel Klaas Basgensdochter
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification document(s)
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 black veil, white guimpe, white habit
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was Canoness Regular of the convent of St. Marienveld ten Nyen Lichte (‘Oude Nonnenklooster’) in Amsterdam

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the lower left corner, next to the devotional portrait
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: in blue a silver lapwing with crest; II: barry vair and red - (Gedeeld I: in blauw een zilveren kievit met kuif; II: gedwarsbalkt van vair en rood)
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 Descendants of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The shield must have been added at a later date, given that it is not the shield of the commemorated person: it belongs to his 17th-century descendants. See Dudok van Heel 1995, p. 99.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1011
Personal details
Name Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1488
Year/date of death 1563
Additional remarks Father of daughter Neel
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification mayor of Amsterdam and member of its town council
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 1012
Personal details
Name Neel Klaas Basgensdochter
Sex female
Year/date of birth 1528
Year/date of death 1594
Additional remarks Daughter of Klaas Hendriksz. Basgen
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Canonesses Regular
Specification Canoness Regular of the convent of St. Marienveld ten Nyen Lichte (‘Oude Nonnenklooster’) in Amsterdam
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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