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Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Jan van der Borch (fragment(s))

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 70
Name Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Jan van der Borch (fragment(s))
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Centraal Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture with a memorial text and part of a heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [566] Vrouwenklooster, Oostbroek (Nieuw Bethlehem; De Bilt) (Oostbroek Women's Abbey (New Bethlehem; De Bilt)), De Bilt
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification The commemorated person was abbot of this abbey
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 The memorial sculpture was originally located on a wall. The memorial text marks the nearby grave of the commemorated person.
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks No information is available about possible other functions: a religious image may be missing
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Johannis (Jan) van der Borch
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [24] Johannis (Jan) van der Borch (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)
  • stone
Specification limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 26 x 58 x 4
Completeness Incomplete: three fragments of the tablet remain. The shape of the tablet suggests that it was originally surmounted by a religious image.
Condition Reasonable: the fragments show some wear
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 271
  • Jonge, C.H. de; Schuylenburg, W.C., Catalogus van het Historisch Museum der Stad: Centraal Museum Utrecht (Utrecht 1928)
  • Klinckaert, J., Beeldhouwkunst tot 1850. De verzamelingen van het Centraal Museum Utrecht 3 (Utrecht 1997), 734; no. 600
  • Muller, S., Catalogus van het Museum van Oudheden (Utrecht 1904), 308; no. 2132
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand side of the largest fragment shows a roundel(?) which contains part of a heraldic shield

Single piece (front) of [70] Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture of Jan van der Borch (fragment(s))

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Stone tablet of a memorial sculpture with a memorial text and part of a heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 26 x 58 x 4
Date
Year 1541-1545
Specified date ????/01/01
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
  • date of death given on the object
Specification The year of death is based on the cartularies of the St. Laurensabdij (St Lawrence Abbey) in Oostbroek near De Bilt. According to the inscription, Jan van der Borch died on the first of January.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Centraal Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 1785
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription across the tablet (fragments)
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepultura r[everendi patris Jo]hannis van der Borch, [abba]tis hu[ius] lo[ci, qui obiit anno] Domini mille[simo] quingentesi[mo] qur [...] primo [die mensis] Januar[ii, cuius] anima [in pace r]equiescat.
Translation
English translation Grave of the reverend father Jan van der Borch, abbot of this place, who died in the year of the Lord 1500 [...] on the first day of the month of January, whose soul may rest in peace.
Dutch translation Graf van eerwaarde vader Jan van der Borch, abt van deze plek, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1500 [...] op de eerste dag van de maand januari, wiens ziel in vrede moge rusten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [24] Johannis (Jan) van der Borch (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The memorial text marks the nearby grave of the commemorated person

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 24
Personal details
Name Johannis (Jan) van der Borch
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death ca.1541-1545
Additional remarks According to the cartularies of the St. Laurensabdij (St Lawrence Abbey) in Oostbroek near De Bilt, Jan died between 1541 and 1545. The inscription on his memorial piece mentions that Jan died on the first of January.
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
Arguments
  • mentioned in the text
Specification abbot of the St. Laurensabdij (St Lawrence Abbey) in Oostbroek near De Bilt
Member of a convent
Religious order Benedictine
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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