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Memorial painting with the Last Supper and the portraits of two men as apostles

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 742
Name Memorial painting with the Last Supper and the portraits of two men as apostles
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Last Supper with portraits
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Lucas, Master
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 probably mentioned in the 1573 inventory of the convent
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in other locations of the institution (such as sacristy, refectory, chapter house etc.)
Argumentation 1573 inventory of the Convent of St John, Haarlem
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) According to the inventory, the painting was located in the refectory
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks • For social function, see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions: memorial text(s) may be missing.
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)
  • [1718] unknown man (male)
  • [1717] unknown man (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks Two of the apostles are most probably portraits
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 121 x 159 x 0
Completeness The painting may have had a memorial text and heraldry on the frame and/or a separate text panel
Condition The painting is heavily overpainted
Conservation
Technical research
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
Specification (technical research) research conducted in 1988
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance See literature: Van Bueren (Hilversum 1993)
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • 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), 342-347
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The city of Haarlem acquired the painting in 1625 when the possessions of the convent of St John were confiscated

Single piece (front) of [742] Memorial painting with the Last Supper and the portraits of two men as apostles

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Last Supper with the portraits of two men as apostles
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 121 x 159 x 0
Date
Year ca.1555-1575
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification The painting bears resemblance to a print by Maarten van Heemskerck of 1555. See Van Bueren (1993), p. 345-346.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Haarlem, Frans Hals Museum
Collection
Collection identifier OS I-247
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution To see the online description, visit https://dev1.cithosting.nl/fhmv2/default.aspx and use the collection identifier listed above in the search function ("Doorzoek de collectie"). Note that the holding institution's website does not work with permanent hyperlinks.
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Lucas, Master
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification attribution based on document(s)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks active in Haarlem
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait third person from the left, in the back (as an apostle)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal sitting at a table with folded hands, looking at the viewer
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description greenish brown garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fourth person from the left, in the back (as an apostle)
Portrait of
Name unknown man
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal sitting at a table, his right arm on the shoulder of the other portrayed man
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description greenish brown garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1717
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
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1718
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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