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Devotional portraits of two female members of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 618
Name Devotional portraits of two female members of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Chicago, The Art Institute
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wing(s) of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description Wings showing devotional portraits and saints
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Haarlem area, artist from the
  • Engebrechtsz., Cornelis - follower of
Original institution(s)
Original institution [372] Mariƫnpoel, Regularissen (Marienpoel Monastery, Regular Canonesses), Oegstgeest
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possible original institution: clothes of portrayed person(s); origin/hometown of the artist
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)
  • [1149] unknown female member of a convent (female)
  • [1148] unknown female member of a convent (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons unknown
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
Completeness Incomplete: wings of a former triptych. The central panel is missing.
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue of the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 1961)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • , Paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago: a catalogue of the picture collection (Chicago 1961), 157
  • Wolff, M., Northern European and Spanish paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 2008), 284-287
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of [618] Devotional portraits of two female members of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a female member of a convent with St Gertrude of Nivelles
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 65 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1525-1550
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Chicago, The Art Institute
Collection European Painting and Sculpture / Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection
Collection identifier 1933.1042
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Haarlem area, artist from the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Identity
Name Engebrechtsz., Cornelis - follower of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of [618] Devotional portraits of two female members of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a female member of a convent with St Augustine
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 65 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1525-1550
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Chicago, The Art Institute
Collection European Painting and Sculpture / Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection
Collection identifier 1933.1041
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Haarlem area, artist from the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Identity
Name Engebrechtsz., Cornelis - follower of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
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 veil, white guimpe, white habit worn over a grayish garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The Art Institute of Chicago identifies this woman as a Canoness Regular. In view of her clothes, the woman had yet to take her vows.
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
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 black veil, white guimpe, greyish habit
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The woman is a Canoness Regular

Saint Portraits

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 Gertrude of Nivelles
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
Specification abbess's staff; book
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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 Augustine
Sex male
Type of saint
  • religious order
Specification Patron saint of Canonesses Regular, who follow the Rule of St Augustine. The woman who is portrayed on the left wing is a Canoness Regular.
Attributes
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
  • body parts
Specification bishop's crosier; bishop's mitre; cope; heart
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1148
Personal details
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
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 Canonesses Regular
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1149
Personal details
Name unknown female member of a convent
Sex female
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 Canonesses Regular
Specification possibly a Canoness Regular
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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