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Devotional portraits of a man and two sons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 604
Name Devotional portraits of a man and two sons
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Oxford, Christ Church
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wing(s) of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description Wing showing devotional portraits and heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Mostaert, Jan - after the style 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
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1102] unknown man (male)
  • [1101] two unknown boys (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification father and two sons
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
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 42 x 46 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: probably a wing of a larger ensemble (triptych?). Considering the arrangement of the portraits, this panel was placed to the left of a religious scene. • Although the frame of the painting is old, it might not be the original frame.
Condition An edge of about 4 cm. was added to the top of the panel, possibly for the purpose of putting it in another frame. The panel may also have been cut down at the top.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue Christ Church, Oxford (London 1967)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Byam Shaw, J., Paintings by old masters at Christ Church, Oxford (London 1967), 121
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych of [604] Devotional portraits of a man and two sons

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portraits of a man and two sons, and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 42 x 46 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Oxford, Christ Church
Collection
Collection identifier JBS 233
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Mostaert, Jan - after the style of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Probably an interior or exterior left wing

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the right
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
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black fur-lined tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • rosary
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Father of the two depicted boys
Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second and third person from the right
Portrait of
Name two unknown boys
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description dark garments
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Two sons of the depicted man

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the side of the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Heraldic shield, not coloured - (Heraldisch schild, niet ingekleurd)
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

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1101
Personal details
Name two unknown boys
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 1102
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Father of at least two sons (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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