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Entombment with devotional portraits of an unknown family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 678
Name Entombment with devotional portraits of an unknown family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Triptych showing the Entombment with portraits and heraldic shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Heemskerck, Maarten van - or workshop
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
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function commemorating a family?
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1461] unknown woman (female)
  • [1463] unknown woman (female)
  • [1462] unknown woman (female)
  • [1458] unknown man (male)
  • [1464] unknown woman (female)
  • [1457] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification probably members of a family
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 not the original frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
  • raking light
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • one or more effigies/portraits painted over
  • heraldry painted over
Specification • The wings (originally) also showed the portraits of a boy and a girl, respectively on the left wing (bottom left, below the men) and on the right wing (bottom right, below the women). The contours of these portraits are still visible under raking light; see photo and Van Bueren (1999), p. 117-118. • Heraldic shield overpainted.
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Grosshans (Berlin 1980)
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), 117-118
  • Giltaij, J.; Lammertse, F.; Berkhof-Haig, E., Van Eyck to Bruegel, 1400-1550: Dutch and Flemish painting in the collection of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen (Rotterdam 1994)
  • Grosshans, R., Maerten van Heemskerck: die Gemälde (Berlin 1980), 155-158
  • Haja, M., Die Gemäldegalerie des Kunsthistorischen Museums in Wien: Verzeichnis der Gemälde (Vienna 1991), 67
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of triptych of [678] Entombment with devotional portraits of an unknown family

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Portraits of four women and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 81 x 35 x 0
Date
Year ca.1540-1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Collection Gemäldegalerie
Collection identifier 6951
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Heemskerck, Maarten van - or workshop
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Central panel of triptych (front) of [678] Entombment with devotional portraits of an unknown family

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Short description
Short description Entombment
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 88 x 79 x 0
Date
Year ca.1540-1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Rotterdam, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen
Collection
Collection identifier 1291
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Heemskerck, Maarten van - or workshop
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of triptych of [678] Entombment with devotional portraits of an unknown family

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Portraits of two men and a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 81 x 35 x 0
Date
Year ca.1540-1545
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum
Collection Gemäldegalerie
Collection identifier 6950
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Heemskerck, Maarten van - or workshop
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 Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the right (in the back)
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description white cap
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the right (in the foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description brown/black dress, red undergarment, black cloak or stole and white cap
Attributes
Attributes
  • rosary
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification red coral rosary hanging from a chain around her waist; open book
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait third person from the right (in the back)
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black headdress worn over a white cap
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fourth person from the right
Portrait of
Name unknown woman
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description dark garment, black headdress worn over a white cap
Attributes
Attributes
  • rosary
Specification rosary hanging from a chain around her waist
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the left (in the foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black fur-lined tabard worn over a red garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
Specification open book
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the left (in the back)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, 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

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry side of the prie-dieu
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 Lozenge shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: per fess A: in red three gold seeded silver roses; B: in silver a black cooking pot; II: in red two black fishes in pale and addorsed - (Gedeeld I: doorsneden A: in rood drie goud geknopte zilveren rozen; B: in zilver een zwarte kookpot; II: in rood twee zwarte verticaal geplaatste en afgewende vissen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks The shield has been overpainted. Originally: I: in silver(?) two black fishes in pale and addorsed; II: no longer visible - (Het schild is overgeschilderd. Oorspronkelijk: I: in zilver(?) twee zwarte verticaal geplaatste van elkaar afgewende vissen; II: niet meer te zien)
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Unknown. Possible identifications (current state): Van Stapele (I A&B); Bleijenburg (I A); Pot, Pothoff, Boterpot or Roerom (I B); Van Uitwijck, Van Rijswijck, Borggrave etc. (II)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The third rose is partly hidden behind the head of one of the fishes
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry side of the prie-dieu
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 High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per fess A: in red two gold seeded silver roses; B: in silver a black cooking pot - (Doorsneden A: in rood twee goud geknopte zilveren rozen; B: in zilver een zwarte kookpot
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks The shield has been overpainted. Originally: in silver(?) two black fishes in pale and addorsed - (Het schild is overgeschilderd. Oorspronkelijk: in zilver(?) twee zwarte verticaal geplaatste en afgewende vissen)
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
Specification
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Unknown. Possible identifications (current state): Van Stapele (A&B); Bleijenburg (A); Pot, Pothoff, Boterpot or Roerom (B)
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1457
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 1458
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 1461
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
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 1462
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
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 1463
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
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 1464
Personal details
Name unknown woman
Sex female
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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