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Unknown religious scene with devotional portraits of unknown persons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 784
Name Unknown religious scene with devotional portraits of unknown persons
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Spijk, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (wall painting)
Short description Wall painting showing an unknown religious scene with devotional portraits and heraldic shield
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1300-1325
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [709] St. Andreaskerk (St Andrew's Church), Spijk
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the choir
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The painting has always been located on the north-east wall of the chevet
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
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1921] unknown person (unknown)
  • [1920] unknown person (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons unknown
Relation specification
Additional remarks The exact number of devotional portraits is uncertain due to the poor condition of the wall painting
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)
  • stone
Specification paint on a stone wall
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Fragments: little remains of the wall painting. Originally, the portraits were probably part of a larger iconographic programme.
Condition In poor condition: badly faded and damaged
Conservation Conservation of the wall painting after it was discovered during church restorations in 1965-1967
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The wall painting has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Groningen, C.L. van, De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst. De Vijfheerenlanden met Asperen, Heukelum en Spijk (Zeist 1989), 289-292
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [784] Unknown religious scene with devotional portraits of unknown persons

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Unknown religious scene with devotional portraits of unknown persons and heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1300-1325
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Spijk, Nederlands Hervormde Kerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The painting is located on the north-east wall of the chevet
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 below the heraldic shield, on the left
Portrait of
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrait is badly faded and damaged
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait below the heraldic shield, on the right
Portrait of
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person cannot be determined
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • not recognizable
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrait is badly faded and damaged. It may be the portrait of a child, considering its small size.

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry above the portraits
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Barry [colour] and [colour] - (Gedwarsbalkt van [kleur] en [kleur])
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 Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1920
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
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 1921
Personal details
Name unknown person
Sex unknown
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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