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Wing of a memorial painting with the devotional portrait of Joris van Egmond

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 801
Name Wing of a memorial painting with the devotional portrait of Joris van Egmond
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Wing(s) of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description Wing showing a devotional portrait
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1500-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Flemish
Original institution(s)
Still in original institution? no
Location inside the institution
In situ?
(Probable) original location
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: the painting may have belonged to an ensemble of which the complete composition is unknown; 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 Joris van Egmond
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [1091] Joris (George) van Egmond (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)
  • wood (panel)
Specification oil on oak
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 105 x 90 x 0
Completeness The painting may originally have been the left wing of a large ensemble. This ensemble perhaps had a memorial text and heraldry on the frame(s) and/or a separate text panel.
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance Gift of H.S. Southam, Ottawa, 1930
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Houben, C., Joris van Egmond (1504-1559). Het portret van een opdrachtgever in de kunsten in de Noordelijke Nederlanden ( 1999), 19-22
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych of [801] Wing of a memorial painting with the devotional portrait of Joris van Egmond

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Short description
Short description Devotional portrait of Joris van Egmond
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 105 x 90 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification Joris van Egmond was appointed as bishop of Utrecht in 1534. Considering that he is represented in his capacity as canon, the portrait must have been made before 1534.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada
Collection
Collection identifier 3701
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Flemish
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation Joris van Egmond is also depicted in ‘Lamentation over the Dead Christ with portraits of the Van Egmond family’ MeMO Memorial Object ID 665, ‘Scenes from the Passion of Christ and the Life of St Lawrence with portraits of Joris van Egmond and others’ ID 597, and ‘Baptism of Christ in the Jordan with devotional portrait of Joris van Egmond’ ID 869. In the two latter works, he is represented in his capacity as bishop.
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Wing of a former diptych/triptych/polyptych
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait in the centre
Portrait of
Name Joris (George) van Egmond
Sex male
Argumentation
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb worn over a black cassock
Attributes
Attributes
  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification almuce hanging over his left forearm
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed person is a canon

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 1091
Personal details
Name Joris (George) van Egmond
Sex male
Year/date of birth 1504
Year/date of death 1559/09/26
Additional remarks Also known as George of Egmond. Born in Egmond as son of Jan III van Egmond, First Count of Egmond, and Magdalena van Werdenberg. He spent the last years of his life in Saint-Amand Abbey (north of France), where he was abbot. He died in Saint-Amand on 26 September 1559 and was also buried there. His heart was placed in a cenotaph in the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht, the episcopal see.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy bishop
Specification canon and dean in Liege; bishop of Utrecht (1534-1559); abbot of Saint-Amand Abbey
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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