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Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 750
Name Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Triptych
Short description Triptych showing Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits, inscriptions, heraldic shield and saints
Remarks about category Triptych: the main image and wings differ in composition
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Maler, Jacob and Albert
Original institution(s)
Original institution [4] St. Nicolaaskerk (Bovenkerk) (St Nicholas's Church), Kampen
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possible original institution
Original institution [705] Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis (Holy Name of Jesus's Orphanage), Kampen
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possible original institution
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • in the church/chapel (exact location unknown)
  • in a chapel
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The triptych was either placed in the 'bedekamer' (chapel) of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis or in the Nicolaaskerk (exact location unknown)
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
  • historical
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial painting; commemorating a family; commemorating a foundation?
Change in function
Remarks about function Besides commemorating a family, this memorial painting may also commemorate the foundation of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis, even though the memorial text refers to Johan Evertsz. as first trustee of the orphanage, not as its founder
Name Johan Evertsz. and his parents
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1775] Barbara, wife of Evert Jorisz. (female)
  • [1774] Evert Jorisz. (male)
  • [1777] Johan Evertsz. (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with son
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: texts on the triptych
Name Johan Evertsz.
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [1777] Johan Evertsz. (male)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was a relative/friend/colleague of the commemorated party
Relation specification The commissioning party was a commemorated person himself; the commissioning party was the son of the other commemorated persons
Additional remarks motive for commissioning the work: foundation of an institution (orphanage)
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on panel
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness original frame
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Groot-Burgerweeshuis
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 211-213
  • Kolman, R.J., De Latijnse school en de koorzang in de Sint-Nicolaaskerk tijdens het rectoraat van Johan Evertsz a Lymberich (1532-1554); de stichting van het Soete-Naeme-Jhesushuys, Kamper almanak (1985), 155-225
  • Kolman, R.J., De memorietafel uit het Soete-Naeme-Jhesushuys (Jacob en Albert Maler, ca 1554), "De Panne", mededelingenblad van de Vereniging Vrienden van het Kamper Museum 13 (1988), 41-46
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Johan Evertsz. (d.1554) is portrayed both on the exterior and the interior right wing. He commissioned this triptych shortly before his death.

Exterior left wing of triptych of [750] Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portraits of the parents of Johan Evertsz. with inscription and the Good Shepherd
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 32 x 0
Date
Year 1554-1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The depicted orphan girls give an indication as to when the triptych was made: six girls were admitted to the orphanage in 1554; see Van Bueren (1999). Johan Evertsz. died that same year.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Collection
Collection identifier 5997
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Maler, Jacob and Albert
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed: 'AI' - Albert Jacobsz. - on the blade of the sword of St Paul (interior left wing)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks It is assumed that Albert finished his father's work after Jacob died in 1554
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Central panel of triptych (front) of [750] Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Short description
Short description Christ Blessing the Children
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 80 x 0
Date
Year 1554-1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The depicted orphan girls give an indication as to when the triptych was made: six girls were admitted to the orphanage in 1554; see Van Bueren (1999). Johan Evertsz. died that same year.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Collection
Collection identifier 5997
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Maler, Jacob and Albert
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed: 'AI' - Albert Jacobsz. - on the blade of the sword of St Paul (interior left wing)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks It is assumed that Albert finished his father's work after Jacob died in 1554
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior right wing of triptych of [750] Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Johan Evertsz. with orphans and St Jerome
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 32 x 0
Date
Year 1554-1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The depicted orphan girls give an indication as to when the triptych was made: six girls were admitted to the orphanage in 1554; see Van Bueren (1999). Johan Evertsz. died that same year.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Collection
Collection identifier 5997
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Maler, Jacob and Albert
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed: 'AI' - Albert Jacobsz. - on the blade of the sword of St Paul (interior left wing)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks It is assumed that Albert finished his father's work after Jacob died in 1554
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St Jerome is depicted as an independent figure, not as a patron saint

Exterior right wing of triptych of [750] Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Johan Evertsz. with orphans, inscription, Moses and St John the Baptist
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 32 x 0
Date
Year 1554-1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The depicted orphan girls give an indication as to when the triptych was made: six girls were admitted to the orphanage in 1554; see Van Bueren (1999). Johan Evertsz. died that same year.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Collection
Collection identifier 5997
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Maler, Jacob and Albert
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed: 'AI' - Albert Jacobsz. - on the blade of the sword of St Paul (interior left wing)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks It is assumed that Albert finished his father's work after Jacob died in 1554
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Interior left wing of triptych of [750] Christ Blessing the Children with devotional portraits of Johan Evertsz. and his parents

Indication of part
Indication of part Interior left wing of triptych
Short description
Short description St Paul at a writing desk, accompanied by a messenger
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 80 x 32 x 0
Date
Year 1554-1555
Specified date
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification The depicted orphan girls give an indication as to when the triptych was made: six girls were admitted to the orphanage in 1554; see Van Bueren (1999). Johan Evertsz. died that same year.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Kampen, Stedelijk Museum Kampen
Collection
Collection identifier 5997
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Maler, Jacob and Albert
Attribution
  • signature
Specification signed: 'AI' - Albert Jacobsz. - on the blade of the sword of St Paul (interior left wing)
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks It is assumed that Albert finished his father's work after Jacob died in 1554
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first person from the left
Portrait of
Name Evert Jorisz.
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 tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait second person from the left
Portrait of
Name Barbara, wife of Evert Jorisz.
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 cloak
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Johan Evertsz.
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 clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb, black stole
Attributes
Attributes
  • utensils
Specification spoon and rod on the ground in front of him
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Johan Evertsz. was the founder and first trustee of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis (orphanage) in Kampen. The triptych may contain portraits of actual orphans, although it is more plausible that the children should be looked upon as ‘attributes’ of Johan Evertsz. The black garment of the boy in the foreground displays the letters 'WK' for 'weeskind' (orphan). Kolman (1988) considers the rod and spoon to be "symbols of ecclesiastical authority and physical care”.
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre (foreground)
Portrait of
Name Johan Evertsz.
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 clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb, black stole
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Johan Evertsz. was the founder and first trustee of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis (orphanage) in Kampen. The triptych may contain portraits of actual orphans, although it is more plausible that the children should be looked upon as ‘attributes’ of Johan Evertsz. The garments of the children display the letters 'WK' for 'weeskind' (orphan).

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Central panel of triptych (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry in the pediment of the frame
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield In gold a black mark - (In goud een zwart merk)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the image
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno domini 1548 den 15 dach decembris sterff Evert Iorrienssoen. Anno domini 1534 op nije Iaers dach sterff Barbara die Everts huisfrou was. Godt wese die zielen genadich.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1548 on the 15th day of December died Evert Jorisz. In the year of the Lord 1534 on New Year's Day died Barbara who was Evert Jorisz.'s wife. May God have mercy on their souls.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [1774] Evert Jorisz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [1775] Barbara, wife of Evert Jorisz. (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text including a prayer for the commemorated person(s)
Indication of part
Indication of part Interior right wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the book held by St Jerome
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Omnipotens Deus Pater et Filius et Spiritus Sanctus, unus atque trinus, unus videlicet in natura, trinus in personis.
Translation
English translation Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, both one and three, one in nature, three in persons.
Dutch translation Almachtige God, Vader, Zoon en Heilige Geest, drieënig, immers één in natuur, drie in personen.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field below the image
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno Domini 1554 den 7 Augusti op Ons Lyeven Heren Transfiguratien dach sterff meister Iohan Evertsoen, vicarys van Sint Symon ende Iuden altaer, overste schoelmeister ende ierste regent der weesekinderen. Godt wese die ziele genadich.
Translation
English translation In the year of the Lord 1554 on August 7 on the Day of the Lord's Transfiguration died master Johan Evertsz., chantry priest at the altar of the SS Simon and Jude, rector and first trustee of orphan children. May God have mercy on his soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Name [1777] Johan Evertsz. (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text including a prayer for the commemorated person(s)

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Exterior left wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Good Shepherd
Sex male
Type of saint
Specification
Attributes
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification lamb; staff
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks As a priest and trustee of an orphanage, Johan Evertsz. - like the Good Shepherd - had the responsibility of watching over his herd
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name John the Baptist
Sex male
Type of saint
  • name saint
Specification name saint of Johan Evertsz.
Attributes
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification camel skin
Gesture
  • pointing to other saint
Specification pointing to the Good Shepherd on the exterior left wing
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Exterior right wing of triptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Second saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Moses
Sex male
Type of saint
Specification
Attributes
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification tablet of the Ten Commandments; horns; staff
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The figure of Moses stands for the Commandments which a good Christian should follow. Although an Old Testament figure, Moses appears to fulfill the role of patron saint.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1774
Personal details
Name Evert Jorisz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1548/12/15
Additional remarks Husband of Barbara. Father of Johan Evertsz. The family lived in Kampen. Benefactor of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis (orphanage).
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 1775
Personal details
Name Barbara, wife of Evert Jorisz.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1534/01/01
Additional remarks Wife of Evert Jorisz. Mother of Johan Evertsz. The family lived in Kampen.
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 1777
Personal details
Name Johan Evertsz.
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1554
Additional remarks Son of Evert Jorisz. and his wife Barbara. The family lived in Kampen.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification founder and first trustee of the Soete-Naeme-Jhesusweeshuis (orphanage), Kampen; rector of the St. Nicolaas- of Bovenschool (Latin school), Kampen
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chantry priest at the altar of SS Simon and Jude in the St. Nicolaaskerk (St Nicholas's Church), Kampen
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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