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Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a canon

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 653
Name Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a canon
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Present location unknown
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Virgin and Child with devotional portrait
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Scorel, Jan 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
  • 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)
  • [1288] unknown canon (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
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
Completeness
Condition The painting was found in a chicken coop in Culemborg in 1915, which probably accounts for the poor condition of the work (on a photo of 1915)
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: De Meyere (1978)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Meyere, J.A.L. de, Utrechtse schilderkunst in de tweede helft van de 16de eeuw, Jaarboek Oud-Utrecht (1978), 106-191, 125-126
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [653] Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a canon

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a canon
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1560
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Present location unknown
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Scorel, Jan van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation Compare this work to the central panel of the 'Virgin and Child with devotional portraits of the De Visscher van der Gheer family', MeMO Memorial Object ID [668]: the two paintings are strikingly similar with regard to composition and iconography
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right
Portrait of
Name unknown canon
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
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification almuce hanging over his left forearm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The Virgin touches the hands of the man, the Christ Child points to him

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1288
Personal details
Name unknown canon
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 canon
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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