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Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 637
Name Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Triptych showing religious scenes, heraldic shields and inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Aegidius, Master
Original institution(s)
Original institution [254] Grote of St. Maria Magdalenakerk (St Mary Magdalene's Church), Goes
Arguments
  • the institution/community is mentioned in the text
Specification
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The triptych was located in the chapel of Mary Magdalene. This was the chapel of the Chamber of Rhetoric of Goes, called 'De Nardusbloem'. The rhetoricians had Mary Magdalene as their patron saint.
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Mathijs van der Straten
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [3598] Mathijs van der Straten (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Name Chamber of Rhetoric 'De Nardusbloem' in Goes ?
Composition of the commissioning party
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party Other ties between the commissioning party and the commemorated party
Relation specification Mathijs van der Straten was a member of 'De Nardusbloem'
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 The current frame is the original frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
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), 220-221
  • Dirkse, P.P.W.M.; Dijkstra, J.; Smits, A.E.A.M., De schilderijen van Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht 2002), 59-61
  • Dixhoorn, Arjen van, Lustige geesten. Rederijkers in de Noordelijke Nederlanden (1480-1650) (Amsterdam 2009), 59, 138, 202
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Central panel of triptych (front) of [637] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Short description
Short description Holy Women at the Sepulchre
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 62 x 57 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date inscribed on the edge of the tomb slab
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Alternative of previous identifiers RMCC s177
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Aegidius, Master
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed on the edge of the tomb slab: "Aegidius me fecit'
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Housemark on the side of the tomb consisting of a mark with the letters C, W and an upside down V

Interior left wing of triptych of [637] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Christ visiting Simon the Pharisee; Raising of Lazarus (background)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 50 x 28 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date given on the central panel
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Alternative of previous identifiers RMCC s177
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Aegidius, Master
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed (central panel)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Exterior left wing of triptych of [637] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Painted marble with trompe-l'oeil of a print: a seated female saint with flowers, heraldic shields and a coat of arms
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 50 x 28 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date given on the central panel
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Alternative of previous identifiers RMCC s177
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Aegidius, Master
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed (central panel)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of triptych of [637] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene ('Noli me tangere'); The Repentant Mary Magdalene (background)
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 50 x 29 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date given on the central panel
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Alternative of previous identifiers RMCC s177
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Aegidius, Master
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed (central panel)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Exterior right wing of triptych of [637] Memorial painting (triptych) with the Holy Women at the Sepulchre; memorial painting of Mathijs van der Straten

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Painted marble with trompe-l'oeil of a print: a vase with flowers, a banderole and heraldic shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 50 x 29 x 0
Date
Year 1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date given on the object (not date of death)
Specification date given on the central panel
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Amersfoort, Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Alternative of previous identifiers RMCC s177
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Aegidius, Master
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed (central panel)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry above the seated female saint
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 In [colour] a black two-headed eagle - (In [kleur] een zwarte dubbele adelaar)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto Plus oulter ('plus oultre' or 'plus ultra'): motto of Charles V
English translation of the motto Further beyond - (Steeds verder)
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to House of Habsburg
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the left of the seated female saint
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification Cross between an early renaissance shield and a late gothic shield
Description of the shield Per pale I: bendy [colour] and [colour]; in [colour] two [colour] eagle's claws in pale (?) - (Gedeeld I: geschuinbalkt van [kleur] en [kleur]; II: in [kleur] twee [kleur] adelaarsklauwen boven elkaar (?))
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 Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the right of the seated female saint
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification Cross between an early renaissance shield and a late gothic shield
Description of the shield Per fess A: per pale 1: fusilly bendy silver and blue; 2: quarterly 1 and 4: in gold a black lion; 2 and 3: in gold a red lion; B: in black a silver goose - (Doorsneden A: gedeeld 1: schuingeruit van zilver en blauw; 2: gevierendeeld 1 en 4: in goud een zwarte leeuw; 2 en 3: in goud een rode leeuw; B: in zwart een zilveren gans)
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 City of Goes
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry below the seated female saint
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 Early renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per fess wavy A: in gold an issuant contourny red lion; B: barry wavy of four silver and blue - (Golvend doorsneden A: in goud een omgewende uitkomende rode leeuw; B: golvend gedwarsbalkt van vier stukken van zilver en blauw)
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 Province of Zeeland
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Goes is located in the province of Zeeland
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the left of the vase
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 Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per fess wavy A: in gold an issuant contourny red lion; B: barry wavy of four silver and blue - (Golvend doorsneden A: in goud een omgewende uitkomende rode leeuw; B: golvend gedwarsbalkt van vier stukken van zilver en blauw)
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 Province of Zeeland
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Goes is located in the province of Zeeland
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry to the right of the vase
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 Late gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per fess A: per pale 1: fusilly bendy silver and blue; 2: quarterly 1 and 4: in gold a black lion; 2 and 3: in gold a red lion; B: in black a silver goose - (Doorsneden A: gedeeld 1: schuingeruit van zilver en blauw; 2: gevierendeeld 1 en 4: in goud een zwarte leeuw; 2 en 3: in goud een rode leeuw; B: in zwart een zilveren gans)
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 City of Goes
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription separate text panel below the central image; on the left, in the centre and on the right
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Moordadigh syt ghi o dood ende ^verwoed^, / afgriselick duerknaghende tsmensen ^leven^./ T[..] comdy plucken troosken van onsen ^hoed^./ Haestelyck hebdy ons broeder verdreven. / In nardus prieel was hy eerbarich verheven. / Ic hoope dat hem syn dueght nu sal baten, / soo bidt Gode voor Mathys vander Straten./ Up den laetsten aprilis in tweenvyf^tichste iaer^/ alsmen vyftienhondert screef, hoort ^myn verhalen^, / natuerlick es syn siele versceeden ^claer^./ Druck esser gesien binnen deser palen/ een fraii me < r > curialist, eloquent ter talen./ Ruterlick was hy levende boven maten,/ soo bidt Gode voor Mathys vander ^Straten^. / Sullen de broeders doch van Magdaleenen/ tot tverlies van sulck eenen uprechten man/ rauwich niet vallen en ‘n oock beweenen?/ Ach ic meene wel ia so watn theiet my an./ Tooght doch tgoe herte die niet wenen en ^can^, / en sturdt u gebet huuit charitaten,/ nu biddende voor Mathys vander ^Straten^.
Translation
English translation Murderous art thou, o death, and grim, horribly gnawing life of man. So are you coming to snatch the rose from our hat. Hastily you have chased off our brother. In nard’s bower he was exalted in honour. I hope that now his virtue will be to his profit, therefore pray to God for Mathys van der Straten. On the last day in the 52th year when 1500 was written – listen to my story - did his soul depart naturally and clearly. Frequently was seen in these quarters a fine mercurialist, eloquent in language. He was living chivalrously beyond measure, therefore pray to God for Mathys van der Straten. Will not the brothers of St Mary Magdalene fall in mourning at the loss of such an upright man, and will they not weep? Yes I think so, and otherwise you may reproach me (??) And you who cannot weep, show nonetheless your kindheartedness and in charity pour out your supplication, praying now for Mathys van der Straten.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [3598] Mathijs van der Straten (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person(s). • The epigram on the text panel reads the acrostic: MATHIIS VANDERS STRATEN. * The letters to the utmost right and left are difficult to read because of discoloration. The words between ^xxx^ at the end of some lines were written in a smaller type due to lack of space. * Nard, the emblem of the Chamber of Rhetoric, is the plant from which the oil is produced with which Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus’ feet six days before his funeral (John 12). A mercurialist is a person under the influence of the planet Mercury and therefore deemed to be eloquent and resourceful.
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription print; along the bottom of the image
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Met ganser herten
Translation
English translation With all my heart
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Device of the Chamber of Rhetoric of Goes
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the banderole
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Met ganser herten
Translation
English translation With all my heart
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Device of the Chamber of Rhetoric of Goes

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 3598
Personal details
Name Mathijs van der Straten
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1552/04/30
Additional remarks Member of the Chamber of Rhetoric 'De Nardusbloem' in Goes
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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