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Virgin and Child (?) with devotional portraits of the Van Loen family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 843
Name Virgin and Child (?) with devotional portraits of the Van Loen family
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Sculpture showing the Virgin and Child (?) with devotional portraits, inscription and saints
Remarks about category Single piece: no separation between portrait(s) - main image
General date
General date 1450-1500
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [362] St. Servaaskapittel (Chapter of St Servatius), Maastricht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? possibly
(Probable) original location
  • in the cloister
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial sculpture; commemorating a family; marker of a grave
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for functions: text on the sculpture
Name Van Loen family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [6722] three daughters of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...] (female)
  • [4002] Henrick [...] (male)
  • [6721] two sons of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...] (male)
  • [4000] Katrin van Loen (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with two sons and three daughters
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: text on the sculpture
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
Traces of polychromy? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth
Completeness Incomplete
Condition Damaged; heads and hands have been hacked away
Conservation The memorial text appears to have been retouched
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The sculpture has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The Virgin and Child (?) are supported by a pedestal and surmounted by a canopy. The lower part of the sculpture depicts saints and portraits.

Single piece (front) of [843] Virgin and Child (?) with devotional portraits of the Van Loen family

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Virgin and Child (?) with devotional portraits of the Van Loen family, two inscriptions and four saints
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth
Date
Year 1457
Specified date 1457/10/21
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification earliest date of death given on the sculpture, that of Henrick [...]
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Maastricht, St. Servaasbasiliek
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sculpture is located on a wall in the northern cloister
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 first and second person from the left
Portrait of
Name two sons of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...]
Sex male
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 red tunics and green/red tights
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portraits are badly damaged
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait third person from the left
Portrait of
Name Henrick [...]
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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 a dark tunic and red tights; a hat on the floor?
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Probably the portrait of Henrick, who is mentioned in the inscription below. The portrait is badly damaged.
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait first, second and third person from the right
Portrait of
Name three daughters of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...]
Sex female
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 two green dresses and one red dress
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portraits are badly damaged
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait fourth person from the right
Portrait of
Name Katrin van Loen
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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 dark veil/cloak
Attributes
Attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Probably the portrait of Katrin van Loen, who is mentioned in the inscription below. The portrait is badly damaged.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field/tablet below the religious image, right-hand side
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Katrin van Loen wettighe huisfrou Andries van Bodingen starf int jaer ons heren M CCCC LXXXIII op den lesten dach van b[...]ae[...].
Translation
English translation Katrin van Loen, lawful wife [of] Andries van Bodingen, died in the year of Our Lord 1400 and 83 on the last day of [...]
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4001] Andries van Bodingen (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is used as a reference
Name [4000] Katrin van Loen (female)
Sex female
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text
Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription text field/tablet below the religious image, left-hand side
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription [...] ligt begraven Henrick [...] starf Int Jaer M CCCC ende LVII des XXI daechs In octobry(?). Bidt voir die ziele.
Translation
English translation [...] lies buried Henrick [...], died in the year 1400 and 57 on the 21st day in October(?). Pray for the soul.
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4002] Henrick [...] (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial text including an appeal to the viewer for prayer for the commemorated person

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 left
Specification of saint
Name unknown female saint
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Parts of this saint are missing, making identification impossible. It appears to be a female saint.
Indication of the part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Second saint from the left
Specification of saint
Name Servatius
Sex male
Type of saint
  • religious institution
Specification Patron saint of the St. Servaaskerk (St Servatius's Church) in Maastricht, where this sculpture is located.
Attributes
  • tools/instruments (incl. keys)/materials (part of)
  • trappings: clothing/attributes of clergy/monks/nuns (incl. liturgical vestments)
Specification cope; mitre; key
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
  • 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 First saint from the right
Specification of saint
Name unknown female saint
Sex female
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
Specification
Gesture
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Parts of this saint are missing, making identification impossible. It is a female saint.
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 John the Baptist
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • animal(s) (parts/products of, incl. mythical creatures)
  • text carrier (e.g. book)
Specification garment of camel's hair; lamb on a book
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 4000
Personal details
Name Katrin van Loen
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1483
Additional remarks Wife of Henrick [...] who died in 1457. She later remarried Andries van Bodingen?
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 4001
Personal details
Name Andries van Bodingen
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Second(?) husband of Katrin van Loen.
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 4002
Personal details
Name Henrick [...]
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1457/10/21
Additional remarks Husband of Katrin van Loen who outlived him.
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 6721
Personal details
Name two sons of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...]
Sex male
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 6722
Personal details
Name three daughters of Katrin van Loen and Hendrik [...]
Sex female
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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