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Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 717
Name Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Triptych showing Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits and inscriptions
Remarks about category Triptych: the composition of the central panel (partially) continues into the interior wings
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Scorel, Jan van
Original institution(s)
Original institution [51] St. Ursulakerk (Nieuwe Kerk) (St Ursula's Church), Delft
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification several of the portrayed persons were buried here; genealogy
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The triptych may have been located near the family grave
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial painting; commemorating a family
Change in function
Remarks about function arguments for function: memorial texts on the triptych; child(ren) portrayed as deceased
Name Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1592] Jan, Jacop, Joest and Simon Henricxz. (Jan, Jacob, Joost and Simon Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (male)
  • [1596] prematurely deceased daughter of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family (female)
  • [1594] Aeltgen, Marritgen, Grietgen and Truytgen Henricxdr. (Aaltje, Marietje, Grietje and Truitje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (female)
  • [1593] Henrick Joesz. (Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (male)
  • [1595] Marritgen (Marietje) Dammasdr. van Overvest (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with four sons and five daughters
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: texts on the triptych
Name Marietje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland or Joost Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland?
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification Daughter and son of the family
Additional remarks The triptych is thought to have been commissioned by a son, Joost Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland, who died in 1561. Daughter Marietje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland - who died in 1551 - has also been suggested as possible patron. De Jonge (1953), however, proposes that the work may have been made on the occasion of the death of this daughter. The other portrayed persons had already died when the triptych was made, considering its stylistic date.
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (Birmingham 1960)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Jonge, C.H. de, Jan van Scorel. Het z.g. Wezelaar-triptiek van Jan van Scorel, Oud-Holland 68 (1953), 189-199
  • Woodward, J., Catalogue of paintings / City Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham (Birmingham 1960), 130-131
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Central panel of triptych (front) of [717] Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Short description
Short description Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene ('Noli me tangere')
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 173 x 117 x 0
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification In the museum catalogue of 1960, the triptych is dated to about 1550 or at least before 1554 (based on stylistic analysis)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Collection Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Collection identifier 1952P9
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of triptych of [717] Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portraits of Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland and four sons
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 173 x 48 x 0
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification In the museum catalogue of 1960, the triptych is dated to about 1550 or at least before 1554 (based on stylistic analysis)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Collection Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Collection identifier 1952P9
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Exterior left wing of triptych of [717] Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Inscription relating to the men who are portrayed on the interior left wing
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 173 x 48 x 0
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Collection Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Collection identifier 1952P9
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

Exterior right wing of triptych of [717] Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Inscription relating to the women who are portrayed on the interior right wing
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 173 x 48 x 0
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Collection Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Collection identifier 1952P9
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

Interior right wing of triptych of [717] Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene (‘Noli me tangere’) with devotional portraits of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portraits of Marietje Dammasdr. van Overvest and five daughters
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 173 x 48 x 0
Date
Year ca.1552
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification In the museum catalogue of 1960, the triptych is dated to about 1550 or at least before 1554 (based on stylistic analysis)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Birmingham, Birmingham City Museum
Collection Fine Art Paintings and Sculpture
Collection identifier 1952P9
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first, second, fourth and fifth person from the right
Portrait of
Name Jan, Jacop, Joest and Simon Henricxz. (Jan, Jacob, Joost and Simon Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) 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
Short description black garments
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks It is unclear which portrait represents which son
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait third person from the right
Portrait of
Name Henrick Joesz. (Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) 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
Short description black fur-lined tabard
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Father of the family. He wears a signet ring that shows the coat of arms of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland family.
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first, third, fourth and fifth person from the left
Portrait of
Name Aeltgen, Marritgen, Grietgen and Truytgen Henricxdr. (Aaltje, Marietje, Grietje and Truitje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black headdress worn over a white cap with lappets
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks It is unclear which portrait represents which daughter
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the left
Portrait of
Name Marritgen (Marietje) Dammasdr. van Overvest
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) 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
Short description black headdress worn over a white cap with lappets, black garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Mother of the family
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the left, in the foreground
Portrait of
Name prematurely deceased daughter of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • unusual place on the memorial piece
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
  • unusual/different clothing
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description white garment, floral head wreath
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This prematurely deceased daughter is not mentioned in the inscription

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription exterior left wing
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription D[eo] O[ptimo] M[aximo]. Anno XVc XXXI den XIIen/ Aprilis starf Henrick Joes/ zoen burgemeester deeser/ steede ende leit hier begraven Anno XVc XVI den IIen/ septembris starf Jan Henricx/ zoen ende leit begraven/ te precaren tot Parijs Anno XVc XXVII den IXen Au/ gusti starf Jacop Henricx/ zoen ende leit begraven tot/ Leijden in Sint Pieterskercke Anno XVc ende LXI den/ XVIIIen dach in Julin/ / starf Meester Joest Henricx/ zoen ende leyt hier begraven Anno XVc LIIII den Acht/ en twintichen novembris/ starf Simon Henricx/ zoen ende liet begraven in doude kerck
Translation
English translation To the greatest and best God. In the year 1531 on April 12 died Hendrik Joostz., mayor of this city and lies buried here. In the year 1516 on September 2 died Jan Hendriksz. and lies buried at the Order of Preachers in Paris. In the year 1527 on August 9 died Jacob Hendriksz. and lies buried in Leiden in St Peter's Church. In the year 1561 on the 18th day in July died Master Joost Hendriksz. and lies buried here. In the year 1554 on November 28 died Simon Hendriksz. and lies buried in the Old Church.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [1593] Henrick Joesz. (Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [1592] Jan, Jacop, Joest and Simon Henricxz. (Jan, Jacob, Joost and Simon Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription exterior right wing
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno XVc XIX den XXVIIIen/ may starf Marritgen/ Dammas Simons zoens/ dochter Henrick Joes/ zoens huysvrouwe ende/ leit hier begraven Anno XVc LVII upten/ XVIen septembris/ starf Aeltgen Henricx/ dochter ende leit begraven/ int midden van desen kerck Anno XVc een ende vijf/ tich den sestienden juny/ starf Marritgen Henricx/ dochter ende leit hier begraven Anno XVc XLIIII den XXIIIen/ Aprilis starf Grietgen/ Henricx dochter Anno XVc LVII den/ XXIIIIen septembris/ starf Truytgen Henricx/ dochter en leyt int mid/ den van dese kerck be...
Translation
English translation In the year 1519 on May 28 died Marietje, daughter of Dammas Simonsz., wife of Hendrik Joostsz. and lies buried here. In the year 1557 on September 16 died Aaltje Hendriksdr. and lies buried in the centre of this church. In the year 1551 on June 16 died Marietje Hendriksdr. and lies buried here. In the year 1544 on April 23 died Grietje Hendriksdr. In the year 1557 on September 24 died Truitje Hendriksdr. and lies [buried] in the centre of the church.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [1594] Aeltgen, Marritgen, Grietgen and Truytgen Henricxdr. (Aaltje, Marietje, Grietje and Truitje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland) (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [1595] Marritgen (Marietje) Dammasdr. van Overvest (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text. The text ends abruptly, seemingly because of lack of space.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1592
Personal details
Name Jan, Jacop, Joest and Simon Henricxz. (Jan, Jacob, Joost and Simon Hendriksz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Four sons of Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland and Marietje Dammasdr. van Overvest. Jan, d. 1516; Jacob, d. 1527; Simon, d. 1554; Joost, d. 1561.
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 1593
Personal details
Name Henrick Joesz. (Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1531/04/12
Additional remarks Husband of Marietje Dammasdr. van Overvest. Father of at least four sons and five daughters (based on memorial painting).
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification mayor of Delft
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 1594
Personal details
Name Aeltgen, Marritgen, Grietgen and Truytgen Henricxdr. (Aaltje, Marietje, Grietje and Truitje Hendriksdr. van der Stijpen van Duiveland)
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Four daughters of Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland and Marietje Dammasdr. van Overvest. Aaltje, d. 1557; Marietje, d. 1551; Grietje, d. 1544; Truitje, d. 1557.
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 1595
Personal details
Name Marritgen (Marietje) Dammasdr. van Overvest
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1519/05/28
Additional remarks Daughter of Dammas Simonsz. van Overvest. Wife of Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland. Mother of at least four sons and five daughters (based on memorial painting).
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 1596
Personal details
Name prematurely deceased daughter of the Van der Stijpen van Duiveland-Van Overvest family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Prematurely deceased daughter of Hendrik Joostz. van der Stijpen van Duiveland and Marietje Dammasdr. van Overvest.
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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