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Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of two men

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 633
Name Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of two men
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amsterdam, Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Oostsanen, Jacob Cornelisz. van - circle of
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
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)
  • [1208] unknown man (male)
  • [1207] unknown man (male)
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 70 x 53 x 0
Completeness original frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
  • dating by dendrochronology
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks It seems likely that the work originally had a text panel attached to it, considering the holes on the bottom of the painting. These holes would have contained wooden pegs, see Meuwissen/Verslype (1997).
Provenance
Provenance property of Stichting Het Begijnhof, Amsterdam; on loan to Museum Catharijneconvent in Utrecht until 2000
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Meuwissen, D.; Verslype, I., Praatjes rondom gaatjes. Materieel onderzoek naar lijsten en panelen van memorietafels uit de collectie van het Museum Catharijneconvent te Utrecht, in: Brink, P. van den; Helmus, L., Album Discipulorum J.R.J. van Asperen de Boer (Zwolle 1997), 126-135, 129-131
Other documentation
Documentation in the RKD (Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie), The Hague: no. 55606
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [633] Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of two men

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Lamentation over the Dead Christ with devotional portraits of two men and SS Andrew and Christopher
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 70 x 53 x 0
Date
Year 1516-1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification dating by dendrochronology: after 1516
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amsterdam, Museum Ons' Lieve Heer Op Solder
Collection
Collection identifier Br. 254
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 - circle of
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 Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
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
Short description black fur-lined tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
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
Short description black fur-lined tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

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 Andrew
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • cross(es)
Specification St Andrew's Cross
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • hand on the head of a commemorated person
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 Christopher
Sex male
Type of saint
  • against sudden death
Specification
Attributes
  • Christ Child, Mary, Trinity
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of pilgrims/travellers
Specification walking stick; satchel; Christ Child holding an orb surmounted by a cross
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 1207
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1208
Personal details
Name unknown man
Sex male
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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