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Memorial painting with the Virgin and Child and the devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 753
Name Memorial painting with the Virgin and Child and the devotional portrait of a male member of a convent
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Church, the Netherlands
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (painting)
Short description Painting showing the Virgin and Child with devotional portrait and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1575-1600
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [322] Kartuizers (Bethlehem) (Carthusian Monastery (Bethlehem)), Roermond
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification Possibly the original institution. According to Zuidema (2004), the original location of this work was possibly a Carthusian monastery in Bruges
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 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)
  • [1801] unknown male member of a convent (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons not applicable (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)
  • canvas
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 92 x 72 x 0
Completeness The painting may have had a memorial text and heraldry on the frame and/or a separate text panel
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Luttervelt, R. van, Schilderijen met Karthuizers uit de late 15de en de vroege 16de eeuw, Oud Holland 66 (1951), 75-92
  • Zuidema, L., Weerspiegeling van twee leefwerelden. Het Delftse kartuizerklooster en het drieluik met de familie van Beesd, Madoc 18 (2004), 260-270
Other documentation
Documentation in the SKKN (Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit in Nederland), Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This work is a copy of a 1505 painting which is attributed to Jan Provoost (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, SK-A-2569)

Single piece (front) of [753] Memorial painting with the Virgin and Child and the devotional portrait of a male member of a convent

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child with devotional portrait of a male member of a convent and SS Jerome and John the Baptist
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 92 x 72 x 0
Date
Year 1575-1600
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification date based on stylistic analysis
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Church, the Netherlands
Collection
Collection identifier
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

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait on the right (foreground)
Portrait of
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
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 a member of a convent/religious order
Short description white/light grey scapular worn over a habit of the same colour
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed man is a Carthusian. The portrait bears a strong resemblance to that in the original painting of Provoost (1505).

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
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
  • religious order
Specification The Carthusian Order had a special devotion to St John the Baptist, who lived as a hermit in the desert
Attributes
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
Specification lamb
Gesture
  • hand on the shoulder or back of a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Second saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name Jerome (Hieronymus)
Sex male
Type of saint
  • religious order
Specification The Carthusian Order had a special devotion to St Jerome, who lived an ascetic life
Attributes
  • cross(es)
  • torture (weapons/instruments of)
Specification stone; crucifix
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1801
Personal details
Name unknown male member of a convent
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status member of a convent/religious order
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Carthusian
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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