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Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?)

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 719
Name Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?)
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Diptych
Short description Diptych showing the Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait and saint
Remarks about category Diptych: the wings show a continuous composition
General date
General date 1475-1525
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Brunswick Diptych, Master of the
Original institution(s)
Original institution [584] Hollandse Huis, Kartuizers (Hollandse Huis bij Geertruidenberg) (Holland House Monastery, Carthusians (Holland House near Geertruidenberg)), Geertruidenberg
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possible original institution: the presumed portrayed person was prior of this convent
Original institution [278] St. Andries-ter-Zaliger-Haven, Kartuizers (St Andrew's Monastery, Carthusians), Amsterdam
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possible original institution: the presumed portrayed person was prior of this convent
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 unknown
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Hendrik van Haarlem(?)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1617] Hendrik van Haarlem(?) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks arguments for identification of commemorated party: historical facts; clothing of the portrayed person; saint depicted in the diptych
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
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Catalogue Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig (Braunschweig 1976)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Châtelet, A., Early Dutch painting: painting in the Northern Netherlands in the fifteenth century (Lausanne 1988), 224
  • Engen, H. van, Memor esto mei. Devotional Diptychs and Religious Orders in the Late Medieval Low Countries, in: Weijert, Rolf de; Ragetli, Kim; Bijsterveld, Arnoud-Jan A. van; Arenthals, Jeannette van (eds), Living Memoria. Studies in Medieval and Early Modern Memorial Culture in Honour of Truus van Bueren (Hilversum 2011), 269-287, 272; plate 22
  • Jacob, S.; Klessmann, R., Verzeichnis der Gemälde vor 1800: Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum Braunschweig (Braunschweig 1976)
  • Lammertse, F.; Giltaij, J., Vroege Hollanders, schilderkunst van de late Middeleeuwen (Rotterdam 2008), 130-132
  • Luttervelt, R. van, Jubileumtentoonstelling middeleeuwse kunst der Noordelijke Nederlanden (Amsterdam 1958), 57-58
  • Luttervelt, R. van, Schilderijen met Karthuizers uit de late 15de en de vroege 16de eeuw, Oud Holland 66 (1951), 75-92, 75-80
  • Sanders, J.G.M., Waterland als woestijn. Geschiedenis van het kartuizerklooster 'Het Hollandse Huis' bij Geertruidenberg, 1336-1595 (Hilversum 1990)
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The building depicted in the background may represent the Carthusian Convent in Geertruidenberg ('Het Hollandse Huis'), one of the two convents of which Hendrik van Haarlem was prior. See Sanders, 1990.

Exterior left wing of diptych of [719] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of diptych
Short description
Short description St Bavo standing in a niche
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 35 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1490-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 13
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Brunswick Diptych, Master of the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Friedländer (1927) named the anonymous artist of this diptych the Master of the Brunswick Diptych
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St Bavo is depicted with a falcon and a sword

Interior right wing of diptych of [719] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of diptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?) with St Barbara
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 35 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1490-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 13
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Brunswick Diptych, Master of the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Friedländer (1927) named the anonymous artist of this diptych the Master of the Brunswick Diptych
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of diptych of [719] Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt') with devotional portrait of Hendrik van Haarlem(?)

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of diptych
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child with St Anne ('Anna Selbdritt')
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 35 x 23 x 0
Date
Year ca.1490-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Braunschweig, Herzog Anton Ulrich-Museum
Collection
Collection identifier 13
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Brunswick Diptych, Master of the
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks Friedländer (1927) named the anonymous artist of this diptych the Master of the Brunswick Diptych
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of diptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre
Portrait of
Name Hendrik van Haarlem(?)
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification historical facts; clothing of the portrayed person; saint depicted in the diptych
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 white scapular worn over a white habit
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Based on the presence of St Bavo - the patron saint of Haarlem - on the reverse of the diptych and the fact that the portrayed person is a Carthusian, this man has been identified as Hendrik van Haarlem

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Interior right wing of diptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Barbara
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • building constructions (parts of)
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
Specification book; tower?
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1617
Personal details
Name Hendrik van Haarlem(?)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1506
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • according to literature
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Carthusian
Specification prior of the Carthusian Convent of St. Andries ter Zaliger Haven near Amsterdam (1484-1490); prior of the Carthusian Convent in Geertruidenberg known as 'Het Hollandse Huis' (ca.1490-ca.1500)
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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