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Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 584
Name Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Crucifixion with devotional portrait
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1475-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Geertgen tot Sint Jans - follower 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
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)
  • [1019] unknown male member of a convent (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 panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 73 x 47 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Collection J.P. Weyer, Cologne (1862); Dr. Bock, Aachen; Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen; Henry P. McIlhenny, Philadelphia; F. Kleinberger, New York (1932)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Ch√Ętelet, A., Early Dutch painting: painting in the Northern Netherlands in the fifteenth century (Lausanne 1988), 230
  • Jonker, M.; Kistemaker, R.E., De smaak van de elite. Amsterdam in de eeuw van de beeldenstorm (Amsterdam 1986)
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St George may be depicted among the soldiers and bystanders standing to the right of the cross: see the knight in the back of the group, who holds a banner bearing the image of a dragon

Single piece (front) of [584] Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Crucifixion with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 73 x 47 x 0
Date
Year ca.1475-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution San Francisco, M.H. de Young Memorial Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 52-6-8
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Geertgen tot Sint Jans - follower of
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 on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of a convent
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 white scapular worn over a white habit
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The man is a Carthusian

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1019
Personal details
Name unknown male member of a convent
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 Carthusian
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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