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Memorial wall painting with SS Peter and Paul and the devotional portrait of a man

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 683
Name Memorial wall painting with SS Peter and Paul and the devotional portrait of a man
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (wall painting)
Short description Wall painting showing SS Peter and Paul with devotional portrait and inscriptions
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [27] St. Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk) (St Walpurga's Church), Zutphen
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the ambulatory
  • in a chapel
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The painting has always been located in the sixth chapel of the ambulatory (seen from the south)
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions: one inscription is illegible
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1483] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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)
  • stone
Specification paint on a stone wall
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition Damaged and faded. One of the inscriptions is illegible.
Conservation Whitewashed in the late 16th century and uncovered three centuries later, during the restoration of the church. Heavily restored and retouched.
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The wall painting has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Hoogewerff, G.J., De Noord-Nederlandse schilderkunst, vol. I (The Hague 1936), 211-212
  • Kuile, E.H. ter, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst III. De provincie Gelderland, 2e stuk: Het kwartier van Zutfen (The Hague 1958), 233; no. 23
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The portrayed person is kneeling before SS Peter and Paul, who respectively hold a key and a sword

Single piece (front) of [683] Memorial wall painting with SS Peter and Paul and the devotional portrait of a man

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description SS Peter and Paul with the devotional portrait of a man and two inscriptions
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zutphen, Walburgiskerk (Walburgkerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The painting is located in the sixth chapel of the ambulatory (seen from the south)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
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 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 garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the religious image
Language(s)
Languages
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription
Translation
English translation
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Although this inscription is no longer legible, it is very likely that it concerns a memorial text, considering the composition of the wall painting and its location in the church
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on a banderole near the portrait
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sancte Peter, Sancte Paulus, orate pro me.
Translation
English translation St Peter, St Paul, pray for me.
Dutch translation St. Petrus, St. Paulus, bidt voor mij.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1483
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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