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Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Elisabeth van Dorp(?)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 616
Name Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Elisabeth van Dorp(?)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wing(s) of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description Wings showing devotional portraits, heraldic shield and saints
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Mostaert, Jan - attributed to
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
  • 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: the wings belonged to an ensemble of which the complete composition is unknown; 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 Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Elisabeth van Dorp(?)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1145] Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem (male)
  • [1143] Elisabeth van Dorp (?) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons married couple
Relation specification
Additional remarks In view of the painting’s date - which is based on stylistic analysis and the clothes of the portrayed persons - Dolléman (1962) assumes that the woman can be identified as Elisabeth van Dorp, Albrecht’s third wife. Unlike Albrecht, the woman is not accompanied by a heraldic shield.
Name Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and/or Elisabeth van Dorp(?)
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
  • married couple
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [1145] Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem (male)
  • [1143] Elisabeth van Dorp (?) (female)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was the commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks Albrecht married Elisabeth around 1520; the work may have been made on that occasion
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on oak
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Incomplete: the wings were part of a triptych/polyptych. This ensemble may have had a memorial text and heraldry on the frame(s) and/or a separate text panel.
Condition The panels have been cut down at the top. Together, the wings originally probably had a rounded top, similar to the top of the wings of a Deposition of Christ with portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and probably Baerte Dircxdr. van der Laen, MeMO Memorial Object ID 720.
Conservation
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
  • X-ray
Specification (technical research) X-rays show a kneeling boy behind the man
Alterations
Alterations
  • one or more effigies/portraits painted over
Specification A portrait of a boy behind the man has been overpainted. It is unclear how the ‘disappearance’ of this portrait should be interpreted.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See Literature: Catalogue Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, Brussels (Brussels 1984)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bueren, T. van, Genealogie en heraldiek: zorg voor het hier en het hiernamaals. De functie van memorietafels in het (aarts)bisdom Utrecht in de middeleeuwen,, De Nederlandsche Leeuw 115 (1998), 153-190, 175-176
  • Haeften, Johnny van; Aarts, Marina, Four generations of the van Adrichem van Dorp family. A unique ensemble of Haarlem portraits. (London 2011)
  • Lammertse, F.; Giltaij, J., Vroege Hollanders, schilderkunst van de late Middeleeuwen (Rotterdam 2008), 169-172
  • Pauwels, H., Inventariscatalogus van de oude schilderkunst: Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten van België, departement Oude Kunst (Brussels 1984), 204
  • Thierry de Bye Dolléman, M., Aelbrecht Adriaenszoon, de stamvader van het geslacht Van Adrichem van Dorp, en zijn naaste familieleden, Jaarboek van het Centraal Bureau voor Genealogie 16 (1962), 147-168, 147-168
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of [616] Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Elisabeth van Dorp(?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem with a heraldic shield and St Peter
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 38 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; clothes
Additional remarks In 'Vroege Hollanders' (2008), the absence of the two sons of the couple is brought forward - albeit with some reservation - to date the painting between ca. 1520 and 1522 (p. 171 and note 4). However, children were not necessarily portrayed on memorial paintings.
Holding institution
Holding institution Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Collection The Museum of Ancient Art
Collection identifier 2583
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Mostaert, Jan - attributed to
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation See also 'Deposition of Christ with devotional portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Baerte Dircxdr. van der Laen(?)', MeMO Memorial Object ID 720. This triptych shows the portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and his second wife. Moreover, its is also attributed by Jan Mostaert. Both Mostaert and Van Adrichem lived in Haarlem.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of [616] Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem and Elisabeth van Dorp(?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Elisabeth van Dorp(?) with St Paul
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 79 x 38 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; clothes
Additional remarks In 'Vroege Hollanders' (2008), the absence of the two sons of the couple is brought forward - albeit with some reservation - to date the painting between ca. 1520 and 1522 (p. 171 and note 4). However, children were not necessarily portrayed on memorial paintings.
Holding institution
Holding institution Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
Collection The Museum of Ancient Art
Collection identifier 2584
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Mostaert, Jan - attributed to
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 left wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification heraldic shield; relation with/resemblance to other portrait
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black fur-trimmed tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification open book on prie-dieu
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks • The initial A is embroidered on the cushion of the portrayed person. • A kneeling boy was initially depicted behind the man, as can be seen on X-rays.
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Elisabeth van Dorp (?)
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification historical fact(s)
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description white cap and transparant veil, greenish-brown dress with wide fur sleeves
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
  • rosary
Specification open book on prie-dieu; rosary hanging from her waist
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry side of the prie-dieu (depicted as a relief)
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield A lion, a label over all, charged on the shoulder with an escutcheon with a water-wheel - (Een leeuw, over alles een barensteel, beladen op de schouder met een schildje waarop een molenrad)
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 Van Adrichem
Person details
Person details
  • [1145] Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This shield is not completely similar to the shield that is depicted in 'Deposition and Carrying of the Cross with devotional portrait of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem' [720]. It is, however, believed that one and the same person is portrayed on both paintings.

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Interior left wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Peter
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • tools/instruments (incl. keys)/materials (part of)
Specification key hanging from a cord?
Gesture
  • folded hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Interior right wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Paul
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification sword
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1143
Personal details
Name Elisabeth van Dorp (?)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1537
Additional remarks Member of an old and noble family from Zuid-Holland. Third wife of Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem, whom she married around 1520. They had two sons and two daughters: Pieter Albrechtsz. van Adrichem van Dorp, Adriaan Albrechtsz. van Adrichem (Groeneven) and Catharina and Elisabeth Albrechtsdr. van Adrichem. Elisabeth was buried in the Van Adrichem family grave in the Haarlem St. Bavokerk (St Bavo's Church).
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 1145
Personal details
Name Albrecht Adriaensz. van Adrichem
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1470
Year/date of death 1555
Additional remarks Member of a Haarlem family of magistrates. Son of Adriaan Albrechtsz en Kathrijn Florisdr. van Adrichem. He married: 1) ca. 1500, Sanne van Assendelft (d. 1501), with whom he had a son, Jacob; 2) around 1502, Baerte Dircxdr. van der Laen (d. 1513), with whom he had a son, Justus (Joost); 3) around 1520, Elisabeth van Dorp (d. 1537), with whom he had two sons and two daughters: Pieter Albrechtsz. van Adrichem van Dorp, Adriaan Albrechtsz. van Adrichem (Groeneven) and Catharina and Elisabeth Albrechtsdr. van Adrichem. Albrecht was buried in the family grave in the Haarlem St. Bavokerk (St Bavo's Church).
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification regent of the Heilige-Geesthuis (Holy Ghost's House) (1514); alderman of Haarlem (1519); churchwarden of the St. Bavokerk (1532-1535); orphan master (1542-1546)
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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