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Visitation with devotional portrait of Jan Willem Jansz.

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 688
Name Visitation with devotional portrait of Jan Willem Jansz.
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Weimar, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Visitation with devotional portrait, inscription and heraldic shield
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Bouts, Dirk - circle of
Original institution(s)
Original institution [288] St. Jansconvent, Johannieters (Convent of St John, Knights Hospitallers), Haarlem
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The painting is possibly mentioned in an estate inventory of the convent of 1573. The portrayed person had entered this convent. See Van Bueren (1993), p. 284.
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • location unknown
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 memorial painting
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: documents
Name Jan Willem Jansz.
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1493] Jan Willem Jansz. (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: heraldic shield on the painting
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 72 x 50 x 0
Completeness The panel still has its original size. It is either a single piece or the wing of a larger ensemble.
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (Amsterdam 1958)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bruyn, J., Een gedachtenisvenster voor Claes van Ruyven en Geertgen tot Sint Jans’ Johannespaneel te Wenen, Oud-Holland 122 (2009), 81-119, 93-98
  • Bueren, T. van, Memorial practices and the networks of the Convent of St John in Haarlem, in: Lieven, J.; Schlagheck, M.; Welzel, B., Netzwerke der Memoria (Essen 2013), 191-210, 196, 198
  • Bueren, T. van, Tot lof van Haarlem: het beleid van de stad Haarlem ten aanzien van de kunstwerken uit de geconfisqueerde geestelijke instellingen (Hilversum 1993), 284-288
  • Luttervelt, R. van, Jubileumtentoonstelling middeleeuwse kunst der Noordelijke Nederlanden (Amsterdam 1958), 59-60
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [688] Visitation with devotional portrait of Jan Willem Jansz.

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Visitation with devotional portrait of Jan Willem Jansz., inscription and heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 72 x 50 x 0
Date
Year 1450-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Weimar, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen
Collection
Collection identifier G1221
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Bouts, Dirk - circle of
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation Jan Willem Jansz. is also depicted in the 'Succession series of the commanders of the Haarlem Convent of St John', see MeMO Memorial Object ID [747]. He is the 17th commander.
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
Portrait of
Name Jan Willem Jansz.
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
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 a member of a convent
Short description black habit displaying a light-coloured Maltese cross (left chest)
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person was a member of the Knightly Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers or ‘Jansheren’)

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry on the far left, behind the portrait
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In silver a red engrailed saltire between four red fleur-de-lys - (In zilver een rood uitgeschulpt schuinkruis vergezeld van vier rode lelies)
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 Jan Willems Jansz.
Person details
Person details
  • [1493] Jan Willem Jansz. (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription to the left of the portrait
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Trahit sua quemque voluptas.
Translation
English translation Each man is led by his own lusts.
Dutch translation Ieder laat zich door zijn eigen lusten leiden.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Motto of Jan Willem Jansz.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1493
Personal details
Name Jan Willem Jansz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth ca.1451
Year/date of death 1514
Additional remarks Jan Willem Jansz. was probably the posthumous child of Jan Willemsz. and Janna, illegitimate daughter of Jan Reyniersz. He was buried in the church of the convent of St John in Haarlem, specifically in the choir.
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • according to literature
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Knights Hospitallers (Knights of St John)
Specification Member of the Knightly Order of St John of Jerusalem (Knights Hospitallers or ‘Jansheren’ in Dutch). Commander and preceptor of the Haarlem Jansklooster (Convent of St John) from 1484 until his death in 1514. In 1499 he also became a member of the Carthusian convent Nieuwlicht near Utrecht.
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification parish priest in Zoeterwoude (1473)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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