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Remnant of a memorial sculpture of Cornelis Laer and Bernard van Kampen

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 845
Name Remnant of a memorial sculpture of Cornelis Laer and Bernard van Kampen
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Single piece (sculpture)
Short description Remnant of a memorial sculpture; part of a religious image, damaged putti and a scroll with memorial texts remain
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
Original institution(s)
Original institution [21] St. Maartenskerk (Domkerk) (St Martin´s Church (Dom Cathedral)), Utrecht
Arguments
  • the memorial object is still in the original institution
Specification The commemorated persons were chantry priests at this institution
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in the church
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks located on the north wall of the south-east portal
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function memorial sculpture
Change in function
Remarks about function argument for function: memorial texts on the sculpture
Name Cornelius Laer (Cornelis Laer) and Bernardus de Campis (Bernard van Kampen)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [4004] Bernardus de Campis (Bernard van Kampen) (male)
  • [4003] Cornelius Laer (Cornelis Laer) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons office holders/officials (ecclesiastical or public office)
Relation specification colleagues: chantry priests who were attached to the same ecclesiastical institution, the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: texts 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 stone; paint
Traces of polychromy? yes
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 42 x 113 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: a fragment. The top of the sculpture, which originally showed a religious image, is missing. It has probably been hacked away. The heads of the two putti who hold a scroll are missing as well.
Condition
Conservation
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
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 109; B
  • Groot, A. de, Beelden in de Dom van Utrecht, Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek 45 (1994), 38-97
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 153, 298, 343; no. 122
  • Meuwissen, D.; Doornbusch, E., De Domkerk, in: , Zorg voor het hier en het hiernamaals: memorievoorstellingen in enkele middeleeuwse Utrechtse kerken (Utrecht 1996), , 23
  • Peeters, C.J.A.C.; Haslinghuis, E.J., De Nederlandse monumenten van geschiedenis en kunst II. De provincie Utrecht, 1e stuk: De gemeente Utrecht, afl. 2: de Dom van Utrecht (The Hague 1965), 399; 6
  • Vos, Rik; Leeman, Fred, Het nieuwe ornament ('s Gravenhage 1986), 20
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no. 967-257, photo no. 967-257_1 (SKKN record of 1978: inv. no. 62); RCE: object no. 47.116, adlib priref 20232142
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Single piece (front) of [845] Remnant of a memorial sculpture of Cornelis Laer and Bernard van Kampen

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Short description
Short description Remnant of a memorial sculpture; part of a religious image, damaged putti and a scroll with memorial texts remain
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 42 x 113 x 0
Date
Year 1549
Specified date 1549/07/15
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification date of death of Cornelis Laer, the latest date mentioned on the sculpture
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The sculpture is located on the north wall of the south-east portal (currently the church shop)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Single piece (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription on the scroll held by two putti, left- and right-hand side
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Anno XVc XLIX XV die mensis Iulii obiit venerabilis dominus Cornelius Laer, vicarius et presbiter animarum ecclesiae Traiectensis. Anno XVc XL die XIX Augusti obiit venerabilis dominus Bernardus de Campis, vicarius ecclesiae Traiectensis. Quorum animae requiescant in pace.
Translation
English translation In the year 1549, on the 15th day of the month of July died the venerable sir Cornelis Laer, chantry priest and curate of souls in the Dom Church in Utrecht. In the year 1540 on the 19th day of August died the venerable sir Bernard van Kampen, chantry priest of the Dom Church in Utrecht. May their souls rest in peace.
Dutch translation In het jaar 1549, op de 15de dag van de maand juli stierf de eerbiedwaardige heer Cornelis Laer, vicaris en zielenpriester van de Domkerk in Utrecht. In het jaar 1540, op de 19de dag van augustus stierf de eerbiedwaardige heer Bernard van Kampen, vicaris van de Domkerk in Utrecht. Mogen hun zielen in vrede rusten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [4003] Cornelius Laer (Cornelis Laer) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Name [4004] Bernardus de Campis (Bernard van Kampen) (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Memorial texts including a prayer for the commemorated persons

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Single piece (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • angels, putti or cherubs
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) two putti holding a scroll; figures(?) above
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4003
Personal details
Name Cornelius Laer (Cornelis Laer)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1549/07/15
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chantry priest and curate of souls of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 4004
Personal details
Name Bernardus de Campis (Bernard van Kampen)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1540/08/19
Additional remarks
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • mentioned in the inscription
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification chantry priest of the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin's Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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