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Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament around a monstrance

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 643
Name Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament around a monstrance
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament around a monstrance, and inscriptions
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Amsterdam area, artist from the
Original institution(s)
Original institution [41] Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk (Maria en Catharinakerk; Nieuwe Kerk) (Our Lady's Church (SS Mary and Catharine's Church; New Church)), Amsterdam
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Probable original institution: relation of portrayed person(s) with the institution
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact 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 commemorating a confraternity; altarpiece?
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: size of the painting
Name members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam?
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1256] chaplain of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (male)
  • [1255] thirteen members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons members of a cooperation/confraternity
Relation specification members of a confraternity
Additional remarks
Name Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam?
Composition of the commissioning party
  • members of a cooperation/confraternity
Specification members of a confraternity
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was the 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 130 x 226 x 0
Completeness
Condition The panel has been heavily overpainted
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue Museum Catharijneconvent, Utrecht (Utrecht 2002)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Berg, A. van den, Stageverslag Technisch onderzoek van memorietafels Museum Catharijneconvent ( 1995)
  • Dijkstra, J.; Dirkse, P.P.W.M.; Smits, A.E.A.M., De schilderijen van Museum Catharijneconvent (Utrecht 2002), 136-137
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The monstrance is placed on a table amidst the brethren

Single piece (front) of [643] Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament around a monstrance

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament around a monstrance, and inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 130 x 226 x 0
Date
Year ca.1570-1578
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks "Anno 1569" inscribed on the base of the column on the right. It is unclear whether this is an original inscription.
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Museum Catharijneconvent
Collection
Collection identifier RMCC s30
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Amsterdam 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 and right
Portrait of
Name thirteen members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament
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 garment, white collar
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The confraternity was probably attached to the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait sixth person from the left
Portrait of
Name chaplain of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament
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 worn over a black cassock
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification red stole
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The confraternity was probably attached to the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription flanking the monstrance
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ecce panis angelorum.
Translation
English translation Behold the bread of angels.
Dutch translation Ziet het brood der engelen.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This text was added later
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the border of the curtain, above the head of the first person to the right of the monstrance
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Wilt mijnder gedencken.
Translation
English translation Will you remember me.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person(s). • This text was added later.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1255
Personal details
Name thirteen members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Members of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, probably of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam
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 1256
Personal details
Name chaplain of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament
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 chaplain of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament, probably of the Nieuwe Kerk (New Church) in Amsterdam
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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