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Memorial painting (triptych) with the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and the heraldic shields of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 608
Name Memorial painting (triptych) with the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and the heraldic shields of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • St Petersburg, Hermitage
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Panels of a former triptych showing the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and heraldic shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Leyden, Lucas van
Original institution(s)
Original institution [373] Dominicanessen (Witte Nonnen, Jacopinessen) (Dominican Nuns (Witte Nonnen, Jacopinessen)), Leiden
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification the portrayed persons were buried in the convent church; the church was near the house of the portrayed persons; the church is known to have housed several Lucas van Leyden paintings
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
  • in the church
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks • Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions: memorial text(s) may be missing.
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1442] Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg (female)
  • [1438] Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks The identifications are based on the heraldic shields, see Heraldry
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
  • canvas
Specification oil on canvas; wooden frame
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness • The fronts and backs of the wings were separated between 1740 and 1755. The central panel and interior wings were subsequently joined together into a single piece. The exterior wings are now separate panels. • The original triptych may have had a memorial text and heraldry on the frame(s) and/or a separate text panel. The current frame is not the original frame.
Condition
Conservation • The paintings were transferred from panel to canvas around 1750. • In 1848-1850, the canvas of the central panel was enlarged, after which parts of the sky were added. The exterior wings were cut down at the top. • Heraldic errors were made during repainting(s).
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Kunst voor de Beeldenstorm (The Hague 1986)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Hoogewerff, G.J., De Noord-Nederlandse schilderkunst, vol III (The Hague 1936), 306-312
  • Kloek, W.Th., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm: Noordnederlandse kunst, 1525-1580, vol. I (The Hague 1986), 151-152
  • Miedema, H., Karel van Mander. The lives of the illustrious Netherlandish and German painters. Vol. I (Doornspijk 1994); 212v-213r
  • Vogelaar, C.; Filedt Kok, J.P.; Leeflang, H.; Veldman, I.M., Lucas van Leyden en de Renaissance (Antwerp 2011), 323-324
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg was a descendant of the Boelen family, a powerful merchant's family from Amsterdam. Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort, a wealthy brick-maker, died in 1554. After the death of her husband, Dirkje commissioned a triptych by Aertgen van Leyden, see 'Last Judgement with devotional portraits of the Van Montfoort-Van Lindenburg family', MeMO Memorial Object ID 675. This triptych was placed above the grave of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort in the Maria Magdalenakerk (Church of St Mary Magdelene) in Leiden.

Exterior left wing of [608] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and the heraldic shields of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing
Short description
Short description Standing male figure (soldier) supporting a shield and two other shields above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 89 x 33 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Van Mander mentions that the exterior wings were dated 1531. The date was probably lost when the exterior wings were cut down in size in the 19th century.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution St Petersburg, Hermitage
Collection
Collection identifier 409
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Lucas van
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
  • signature
Specification signed ('L' on a stone in the foreground of the central panel); mentioned by Van Mander
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Exterior right wing of [608] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and the heraldic shields of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing
Short description
Short description Standing female figure supporting a shield and two other shields above
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 89 x 33 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Van Mander mentions that the exterior wings were dated 1531. The date was probably lost when the exterior wings were cut down in size in the 19th century.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution St Petersburg, Hermitage
Collection
Collection identifier 409
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Lucas van
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
  • signature
Specification signed ('L' on a stone in the foreground of the central panel); mentioned by Van Mander
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [608] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Healing of the Blind of Jericho and the heraldic shields of Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort and Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Healing of the Blind of Jericho
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 116 x 150 x 0
Date
Year 1531
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification Van Mander mentions that the exterior wings were dated 1531. The date was probably lost when the exterior wings were cut down in size in the 19th century.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution St Petersburg, Hermitage
Collection
Collection identifier 409
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Leyden, Lucas van
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
  • signature
Specification signed ('L' on a stone in the foreground of the central panel); mentioned by Van Mander
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Central panel plus former interior wings

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the foreground
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Quarterly I and IV: checky of five rows of five pieces of silver and black; II and III: in gold a red cross moline charged with a gold escutcheon with three red fleurs-de-lys (2-1) - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: geschaakt in vijf rijen van vijf stukken van zilver en zwart; II en III: in goud een rood ankerkruis beladen met een gouden hartschild met drie rode lelies (2-1))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Standing male figure (soldier) holding a guige or band
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Montfoort
Person details
Person details
  • [1438] Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In gold a silver lion guardant - (In goud een aanziende zilveren leeuw)
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 This shield contains heraldic errors, which were probably made when it was repainted
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In silver three black pales - (In zilver drie zwarte palen)
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 This shield contains heraldic errors, which were probably made when it was repainted
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the foreground
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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: as arms on exterior left wing (foreground); II: in black [green] a silver fess (damascened gold) - (Gedeeld I: als wapen op buitenzijde linkerluik (voorgond); II: in zwart [groen] een zilveren dwarsbalk (goud gedamasceerd))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two human figures
  • Other (guige or band, tree, branch)
Specification Standing female figure holding a guige or band
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Van Montfoort-Boelen
Person details
Person details
  • [1442] Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper left corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold roundles (2-1) - (In zwart drie gouden bollen (2-1))
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 This shield contains heraldic errors, which were probably made when it was repainted
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry upper right corner
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield In black three gold acorns (2-1) - (In zwart drie gouden eikels (2-1))
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 This shield contains heraldic errors, which were probably made when it was repainted

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1438
Personal details
Name Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1554/05/17
Additional remarks Son of Floris Jacobsz. van Montfoort and Beatrix Kerstant Nannensdr. van Lis. Jacob married Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg in 1504. The couple lived in Leiden. He was buried there in the convent church of Dominican nuns.
Social standing
Status citizen of city
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification wealthy brick-maker in Leiden
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 1442
Personal details
Name Dirkje Dirk Boelensdr. van Lindenburg
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1566/03/06
Additional remarks Descendant of the Boelen family, a powerful merchant's family from Amsterdam. Daughter of Dirk Boelen and Kathrijn Coman Claesdr. Dirkje married Jacob Florisz. van Montfoort in 1504. The couple lived in Leiden. She was buried there in the convent church of Dominican nuns.
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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