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Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of a member of the clergy and a woman

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 619
Name Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of a member of the clergy and a woman
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 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
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 • For social function, see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions: the wings belonged to an ensemble of which the complete contents are 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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1151] unknown woman (female)
  • [1150] unknown member of the clergy (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification The commemorated persons may be mother and son. If this is correct, the priest has pride of place as he is a member of the ecclesiastical hierarchy.
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: 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
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance S. Newberger, New York; Roerich Museum, New York; American Art Association, Anderson Galleries, New York (1930); Charles H. Worcester, Chicago (on loan to the Art Institute from 1930); Art Institute of Chicago since 1936.
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Lammertse, F.; Berkhof-Haig, E.; Giltaij, J., Van Eyck to Bruegel, 1400-1550: Dutch and Flemish painting in the collection of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen (Rotterdam 1994), 317
  • Wolff, M., Northern European and Spanish paintings before 1600 in the Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago 2008), 180-184
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of [619] Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of a member of the clergy and a woman

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a woman with St Peter
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 54 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520-1525
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Chicago, The Art Institute
Collection Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture / Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection
Collection identifier 1936.241
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of [619] Wings of a memorial painting with the devotional portraits of a member of the clergy and a woman

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of a member of the clergy with St Bartholomew(?)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 54 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1520-1525
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Chicago, The Art Institute
Collection Medieval to Modern European Painting and Sculpture / Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection
Collection identifier 1936.240
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van
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 right wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the foreground
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
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
Short description black veil worn over a white veil/cap, black cloak and dress
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the foreground
Portrait of
Name unknown member of the clergy
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 an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb and stole
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed man is a priest

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 Peter
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • tools/instruments (incl. keys)/materials (part of)
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
Specification key; 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 Bartholomew
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification The saint is holding a knife: he is most likely St Bartholomew
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The attribute could also be interpreted as an axe, in which case the saint is identified as Matthias

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1150
Personal details
Name unknown member of the clergy
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1151
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
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
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