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King Solomon meets the Queen of Sheba with devotional portrait of Elburga van den Boetzelaer

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 874
Name King Solomon meets the Queen of Sheba with devotional portrait of Elburga van den Boetzelaer
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Gouda, Janskerk
Category
Type Memorial item (physical object)
Classification Stained-glass panel or window
Short description Stained-glass window showing King Solomon meets the Queen of Sheba with devotional portrait, inscription, heraldic shields, coats of arms and saint
Remarks about category Portrait(s) in separate composition(s)
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Crabeth, Wouter
Original institution(s)
Original institution [216] Grote of St. Johannes de Doperkerk (St. Janskerk) (St John the Baptist's Church (St. Janskerk)), Gouda
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 (side) aisle
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) north aisle
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function decoration of church (indirect memorial function: the installation of the windows was part of the building campaign after the 1552 fire)
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Elburga van den Boetzelaer
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2294] Elburch van den Boetseler (Elburga van den Boetzelaer) (female)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (only one person mentioned/depicted)
Relation specification
Additional remarks argument for identification of commemorated party: heraldic shields and coats of arms on the window
Name Elburga van den Boetzelaer
Composition of the commissioning party
  • single person
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
  • [2294] Elburch van den Boetseler (Elburga van den Boetzelaer) (female)
Commissioning Institution(s)
Relation between commissioning party and commemorated party The commissioning party was the commemorated party
Relation specification
Additional remarks The churchwardens of the St. Janskerk (St John's Church) approached potential donors with the request to donate a stained-glass window
Material(s)
  • glass
Specification glass; lead
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 1126 x 478 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance The stained-glass window has been in the church of old
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bosch, R.A., De 72 glazen van de Sint Janskerk in Gouda (Delft 2008), 36-39
  • Eck, X. van; Coebergh-Surie, C.E.; Gasten, A.C., The stained-glass windows in the Sint Janskerk at Gouda: the works of Dirck and Wouter Crabeth (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Netherlands, pt II) (Amsterdam 2002), 89-93, 180-183
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Stained-glass panel or window of [874] King Solomon meets the Queen of Sheba with devotional portrait of Elburga van den Boetzelaer

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description King Solomon meets the Queen of Sheba with devotional portrait of Elburga van den Boetzelaer, inscription, heraldic shields, coats of arms and St Gabriel
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 1126 x 478 x 0
Date
Year 1559-1561
Specified date
Argumentation
Specification Considering its narrow margin, it seems unlikely that the date is based on stylistic analysis. The year 1561 is already mentioned in older sources; subsequent authors may have adopted this date.
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gouda, Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier window no. 5
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The window is located in the north aisle
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Crabeth, Wouter
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role designer and craftsman
Specification
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation Elburga van den Boetzelaer was buried in Rijnsburg (MeMO memorial object ID 1616); her parents and brother Wessel VI in Asperen (ID 414)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, on the left
Portrait of
Name Elburch van den Boetseler (Elburga van den Boetzelaer)
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal kneeling before a prie-dieu, folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of a member of a convent
Short description black veil worn over a white cap, white guimpe, black habit and cloak
Attributes
Attributes
  • animal(s)
  • text carrier (e.g. books)
  • staff
Specification abbess's staff; open book; dog
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The portrayed woman was abbess of the Benedictine Abbey of Rijnsburg, an abbey for women of noble birth

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, on the side of the prie-dieu
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Oval shield
Specification
Description of the shield Quarterly I and IV: in red three gold crampons (2-1); II and III: in gold a red lion and in chief a blue label; escutcheon: in silver two red embattled and counter embattled bars - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: in rood drie gouden weerhaken (2-1); II en III: in goud een rode leeuw boven vergezeld van een blauwe barensteel; hartschild: in zilver twee beurtelings gekanteelde rode dwarsbalken)
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 Van den Boetzelaer
Person details
Person details
  • [2294] Elburch van den Boetseler (Elburga van den Boetzelaer) (female)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, left-hand-column, first from the top
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 Quarterly I and IV: in red three gold crampons (2-1); II and III: in gold a red lion and in chief a blue label; escutcheon: in silver two red embattled and counter embattled bars - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: in rood drie gouden weerhaken (2-1); II en III: in goud een rode leeuw boven vergezeld van een blauwe barensteel; hartschild: in zilver twee beurtelings gekanteelde rode dwarsbalken)
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 Wessel IV van den Boetzelaer
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, left-hand-column, second from the top
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 In gold a silver tongued red lion and in chief a blue label - (In goud een zilver getongde rode leeuw en in het schildhoofd een blauwe barensteel)
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 Jan van Langerak
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, left-hand-column, third from the top
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 In gold a red cross - (In goud een rood kruis)
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 Van Rechteren
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, left-hand-column, fourth from the top
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 In silver three black crescents (2-1) - (In zilver drie zwarte wassenaars (2-1))
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 Elburg van Polanen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, right-hand column, first from the top
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 In red billetty gold five silver lozenges (1-3-1) - (In rood bezaaid met gouden blokjes vijf zilveren ruiten (1-3-1))
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 Dirk de Mol
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, right-hand column, second from the top
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 In silver a red cross - (In zilver een rood kruis)
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 Gijsbert Pieck
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The left-hand columns show the paternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, right-hand column, third from the top
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 Quarterly I and IV: in silver three gold crowned contourny red lion's heads (2-1); II and III: in gold a red embattled and counter embattled fess - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: in zilver drie goud gekroonde omgewende rode leeuwenkoppen (2-1); II en III: in goud een beurtelings gekanteelde rode dwarsbalk)
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 Van Heerler
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The left-hand columns show the paternal arms. • This shield is not entirely correct: II and III have been swapped with I and IV, and the red fess should be placed in a silver field.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, left-hand side, right-hand column, fourth from the top
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 In gold a checky of two rows zilver and red saltire - (In goud een van twee rijen van zilver en rood geschaakt schuinkruis)
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 Appeltern
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The left-hand columns show the paternal arms. • The shield of Wilhelmina van Acquoy ought to have been depicted here.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, left-hand column, first from the top
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 In silver two red embattled and counter embattled bars - (In zilver twee beurtelings gekanteelde rode balken)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Otto III van Arkel
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The right-hand columns show the maternal arms. • The Van Arkel van Heukelom shield ought to have been depicted here.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, left-hand column, second from the top
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 Quarterly I and IV: in gold three red zules (2-1); II and III: in silver a black lion - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: in goud drie rode zuilen (2-1); II en III: in zilver een zwarte leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Jan III van Culemborg
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The right-hand columns show the maternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, left-hand column, third from the top
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 In red a gold cross - (In rood een gouden kruis)
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 Elisabeth van Lynden
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The right-hand columns show the maternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, left-hand column, fourth from the top
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 Red bezanty - (Rood bezaaid met gouden penningen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Aleid van Gutterswijk
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The right-hand columns show the maternal arms. • The banderole beneath this coat of arms reads 'Benthem'.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, right-hand column, first from the top
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Marshalled arms (2 coats of arms in one shield per pale or per fess)
Specification
Shape of the shield High gothic shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: green, a chief ermine; II: in red three pales of vair and a gold chief - (Gedeeld I: in groen een hermelijn schildhoofd; II: in rood drie palen van vair en een gouden schildhoofd)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Gerrit van Broekhuizen
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The right-hand columns show the maternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, right-hand column, second from the top
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 In red three pales of vair and a gold chief - (In rood drie palen van vair en een gouden schildhoofd)
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 Walraven van Haaften
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The right-hand columns show the maternal arms
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, right-hand column, third from the top
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 Quarterly I and IV: in silver a gold crowned, langued and nailed red lion; II and III: in gold a silver nailed and langued red lion - (Gevierendeeld I en IV: in zilver een goud gekroonde, getongde en genagelde rode leeuw; II en III: in goud een zilver genagelde en getongde rode leeuw)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest present
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 Walrave van Brederode
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The right-hand columns show the maternal arms. • This shield is not entirely correct: II and III have been swapped with I and IV.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry lower section of the window, right-hand side, right-hand column, fourth from the top
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 In silver three gold crowned contourny red lion's heads (2-1) - (In zilver drie goud gekroonde omgewende rode leeuwenkoppen (2-1))
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 Hendrika van Varick
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks • The right-hand columns show the maternal arms. • This shield is not entirely correct: it is mirrored, and the tongue and crown of the lion are supposed to be blue.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription lower section of the window, to the right of the devotional portrait, on a cartouche
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Ic betrou in Godt
Translation
English translation I trust in God
Dutch translation Ik vertouw in God
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This motto also appears on Elburga van den Boetzelaer's floor slab (see Filiation)

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part
Indication of the part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait Behind or near the portrayed person(s)
Specification of saint
Name Gabriel
Sex male
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • flowers/plants/trees (parts/products of)
Specification lily
Gesture
  • pointing to a commemorated person
Specification
Posture standing
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2294
Personal details
Name Elburch van den Boetseler (Elburga van den Boetzelaer)
Sex female
Year/date of birth ca.1506
Year/date of death 1568/03/09
Additional remarks Also known as Elburg(a) van Langerak. Daughter of Rutger V van den Boetzelaer and Berta van Arkel. Elburga had at least ten siblings, amongst whom Wessel VI. She entered Rijnsburg Abbey around the age of ten.
Social standing
Status member of a convent
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
  • according to literature
  • identification of the person (portrayed, mentioned in text or owning the coat of arms)
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order Benedictine
Specification sub-prioress, prioress (1549) and abbess (1553) at Rijnsburg Abbey, a Benedictine abbey exclusively for women of noble birth
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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