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Crucifixion with devotional portraits of Hadewych van Hardenbroeck and Agnes van Ghent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 631
Name Crucifixion with devotional portraits of Hadewych van Hardenbroeck and Agnes van Ghent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Crucifixion with devotional portraits, inscriptions, heraldic shields and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Utrecht area, artist from the
Original institution(s)
Original institution [136] Oudwijk, Benedictinessen (Oudwijk Abbey, Benedictine Nuns), Utrecht
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The portrayed persons had entered this abbey
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • location unknown
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial painting
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: memorial texts on the painting
Name Hadewych van Hardenbroeck and Agnes van Ghent
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1201] Agnes van Ghent (female)
  • [1200] Hadewych van Hardenbroeck (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons members of a religious order
Relation specification members of the same religious order and institution, namely Benedictine nuns of St Stephen’s abbey in Oudwijk near Utrecht
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: texts and heraldic shields on the painting
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 79 x 57 x 0
Completeness original frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
  • dating by dendrochronology
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
Specification (technical research) research conducted in 1997
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (Utrecht 2002)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 218-219
  • Dijkstra, J.; Dirkse, P.P.W.M.; Smits, A.E.A.M., De schilderijen van Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht 2002), 142
  • Timmers, J.J.M.; Jonge, C.H. de, Catalogus schilderijen Aartsbisschoppelijk Museum Utrecht (Utrecht 1948), 137
  • Verslype, I.; Meuwissen, D., Praatjes rondom gaatjes. Materieel onderzoek naar lijsten en panelen van memorietafels uit de collectie van het Museum Catharijneconvent te Utrecht, in: Helmus, L.; Brink, P. van den, Album Discipulorum J.R.J. van Asperen de Boer (Zwolle 1997), 126-135, 126-135
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [631] Crucifixion with devotional portraits of Hadewych van Hardenbroeck and Agnes van Ghent

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Crucifixion with devotional portraits of Hadewych van Hardenbroeck and Agnes van Ghent, inscriptions, heraldic shields, the Virgin and St John the Baptist
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 79 x 57 x 0
Date
Year 1540-1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis; dendrochronology; dates of death (in and after 1543)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier ABM s194
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Utrecht area, artist from the
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification origin of work
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Hadewych van Hardenbroeck
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
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 habit, white guimpe, black veil worn over a white cap/veil
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Hadewych van Hardenbroeck was a Benedictine nun who had entered St Stephen’s Abbey in Oudwijk near Utrecht
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Agnes van Ghent
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
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 habit, white guimpe, black veil worn over a white cap/veil
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Agnes van Ghent was a Benedictine nun who had entered St Stephen’s Abbey in Oudwijk near Utrecht

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top of the frame (canopy), on the left
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: barry wavy of eight gold and red, the red bars charged with five roundles; II: in silver three red zules, 2-1 (Gedeeld, I: golvend gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken van goud en rood, de rode balken beladen met vijf schijfjes; II: in zilver drie rode zuilen, 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 Van Hardenbroeck-Van Zuylen van Nyevelt
Person details
Person details
  • [1200] Hadewych van Hardenbroeck (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top of the frame (canopy), on the right
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale, I: in silver a red fess fretty gold; II: in gold three red bars (Gedeeld, I: in zilver een goud getraliede rode dwarsbalk; II: in goud drie rode dwarsbalken)
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 Ghent-Van Rijn
Person details
Person details
  • [1201] Agnes van Ghent (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the religious image, on the right
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int iaer ons Heeren M Vc ende [ ] opten [ ] dach in [ ] starf ioffrou Agnes van Ghent, hier begraven. [Bid voer die] ziel.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1500 and [ ] on the [ ] day in [ ] died mistress Agnes van Ghent, buried here. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation In het jaar ons Heren 1500 en [ ] op de [ ] dag in [ ] stierf juffrouw Agnes van Ghent, hier begraven. Bid voor de ziel.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [1201] Agnes van Ghent (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person. The appeal is written in very small letters. • The date of death of Agnes van Ghent was provided for, but has not been filled in. She probably died after Hadewych, whose date of death is mentioned on the object (1543).
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the religious image, on the left
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Int iaer ons Heeren M Vc ende XLIII op den Xden dach in iunyo starf ioffrou Hadwych van Hardenbroeck, hier begraven. [Bid] voer [die] ziel.
Translation
English translation In the year of Our Lord 1500 and 43 on the 10th day in June died mistress Hadewych van Hardenbroeck, buried here. Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation In het jaar ons Heren 1500 en 43 op de 10de dag in juni stierf juffrouw Hadewych van Hardenbroeck, hier begraven. Bid voor de ziel.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [1200] Hadewych van Hardenbroeck (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person. The appeal is written in very small letters.

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name Virgin Mary
Sex female
Type of saint
  • standard saint (e.g. Mary, John the Evangelist)
Specification The Virgin is part of the standard iconography of the Crucifixion, but here she also acts as the patron saint of the portrayed person, as can be deduced from the saint’s placement, pose and gesture
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name John the Evangelist
Sex male
Type of saint
  • standard saint (e.g. Mary, John the Evangelist)
Specification St John the Evangelist is part of the standard iconography of the Crucifixion, but here he also acts as the patron saint of the portrayed person, as can be deduced from the saint’s placement, pose and gesture
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1200
Personal details
Name Hadewych van Hardenbroeck
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1543/06/10
Additional remarks Hadewych was of noble birth. She was buried in Oudwijk (see below).
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Benedictine
Specification Benedictine nun of the St. Stevensabdij (St Stephen’s Abbey) in Oudwijk near Utrecht
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1201
Personal details
Name Agnes van Ghent
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death >1543
Additional remarks Agnes was of noble birth. She was buried in Oudwijk (see below).
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Benedictine
Specification Benedictine nun of the St. Stevensabdij (St Stephen’s Abbey) in Oudwijk near Utrecht
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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