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Memorial wall painting with St Catherine of Alexandria and the devotional portraits of two or three unknown persons

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 791
Name Memorial wall painting with St Catherine of Alexandria and the devotional portraits of two or three unknown persons
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Zaltbommel, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (wall painting)
Short description Wall painting (on a vault) showing St Catherine of Alexandria with devotional portraits
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [29] Grote of St. Maartenskerk (St Martin's Church), Zaltbommel
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
  • near an altar
  • in the (side) aisle
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) The painting is located in the north aisle, the second bay from the west, on the southern vault
Additional remarks An altar dedicated to St Catherine was probably placed below the vault that shows St Catherine and the two/three portraits
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks • For social function, see Commemorated party. • No information is available about possible other functions: the painting is badly damaged and 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)
  • [1991] two or three unknown persons (unknown)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The exact number of commemorated persons is difficult to determine since the portraits are badly faded
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 vault
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness
Condition The painting is badly damaged
Conservation The whitewashed painting was uncovered during church restorations in 1977-1985
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The vault painting has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Prins-Schimmel, M.A., De Sint Maartenskerk te Zaltbommel: de restauratie van 1977-1985 en haar voorgeschiedenis (Putten 1989)
  • Smeenk, D.J., De Sint Maarten van Zaltbommel (Zaltbommel 1986)
  • Wouw, M. van der, Drie restauraties van de Sint Maarten te Zaltbommel, Bulletin KNOB 87 (1988), 185-199
Other documentation
Documentation in the SKKN (Stichting Kerkelijk Kunstbezit in Nederland), Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks St Catherine of Alexandria is depicted with her attributes: a wheel, sword, crown and emperor Maxentius. The vault painting also shows several depictions of double-wheels below two crossed swords: references to the confraternity of St Catherine that was attached to the Zaltbommel church?

Single piece (front) of [791] Memorial wall painting with St Catherine of Alexandria and the devotional portraits of two or three unknown persons

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description St Catherine of Alexandria with the devotional portraits of two or three unknown persons
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year ca.1475-1500
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Zaltbommel, Grote of St. Maartenskerk
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The painting is located in the north aisle, the second bay from the west, on the southern vault
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 left
Portrait of
Name two or three unknown persons
Sex unknown
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description One of the persons wears a bluish green garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • banner
Specification The person in the front holds a banner which displays a double-wheel
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1991
Personal details
Name two or three unknown persons
Sex unknown
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks possibly two/three men
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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