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Floor slab of Egbert Luessinck

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 88
Name Floor slab of Egbert Luessinck
Holding institution(s)
Holding institution(s)
  • Utrecht, Domkerk (St. Maartenskerk)
Category
Type Tomb monument, tomb slab or floor slab (physical object)
Classification Tomb slab or floor slab
Short description Large stone slab with a centrally placed upright rectangular field in which a coat of arms, an inscription above, the evangelist symbols inside quatrefoils in the corners, and an inscription along the edge
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1550-1599
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Cornelisz., Cornelis
  • Martensz., Cornelis
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 person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • in a chapel
  • in the ambulatory
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks The slab has always been located in the north-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Andreas en Pontianus' (chapel of SS Andrew and Pontianus)
Memorial piece
Function
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function liturgical/religious
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Egberti Luessinck
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [64] Egbert Luessinck (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons no relation (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)
  • stone
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 317 x 151 x 0
Completeness Incomplete: considerable losses along the edges and in the corners (now filled with cement)
Condition In poor condition. The slab is badly damaged and worn. The inscription along the edge is hard to read.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
  • inscription(s) added
Specification The slab has been reused in the 19th century. Inscription added: "D. van Dort en N. Blanche, 1819" (top of the slab, upside down).
Additional remarks
Provenance
Provenance
Marks of ownership
Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bloys van Treslong Prins, P.C., Genealogische en heraldische gedenkwaardigheden in en uit de provincie Utrecht (Utrecht 1919), 203; no. 20
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 85; no. 30
  • Buchelius, A. , Monumenta passim in templis ac monasteriis Traiectinae urbis atque agri inventa (Utrecht ), 26; fol. 15v
  • Groot, A. de, De Dom van Utrecht in de zestiende eeuw. Inrichting, decoratie en gebruik van de katholieke kathedraal (Amsterdam 2011), 126, 136, 277, 341; no. 5
  • Haslinghuis, E.J.; Peeters, C.J.A.C., De Nederlandse Monumenten van Geschiedenis en Kunst, dl. II, De provincie Utrecht, Eerste stuk, De gemeente Utrecht, Tweede aflevering, De Dom van Utrecht ('s-Gravenhage 1965), 391; no. 26
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no 967-58, photo no. 967-58_2
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [88] Floor slab of Egbert Luessinck

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with a centrally placed upright rectangular field in which a coat of arms, an inscription above, the evangelist symbols inside quatrefoils in the corners, and an inscription along the edge
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 317 x 151 x 0
Date
Year 1570
Specified date 1570/07/28
Argumentation
  • date of death given on the object
Specification
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 slab is located in the north-eastern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Andreas en Pontianus' (chapel of SS Andrew and Pontianus)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Cornelisz., Cornelis
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
Assignment
Role craftsman
Specification
Additional remarks
Identity
Name Martensz., Cornelis
Attribution
  • based on historical evidence (in literature)
Specification
Assignment
Role designer
Specification
Additional remarks This schoolteacher designed the letters on the slab
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the centrally placed upright rectangular field
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Late renaissance shield
Specification
Description of the shield Two bars between 1-3-2 roundels (Twee dwarsstaken vergezeld van 1-3-2 bollen)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) Crest: a pair of wings (Helmteken: een vlucht)
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
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription along the edge
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Sepulchrum venerabilis viri, domini Egberti Luessinck, canonici Traiectensis, qui obiit anno Christi 1570 die [28 Iulii].
Translation
English translation Grave of the venerable man, sir Egbert Luessinck, canon of the Utrecht Dom Church who died in the year of Christ 1570 on the 28th day of July.
Dutch translation Graf van de eerwaarde man, heer Egbert Luessinck, kanunnik van de Utrechtse Domkerk, die stierf in het jaar van Christus 1570 op de 28ste dag van juli.
Lay–out
Lay-out Roman majuscules
Inscription mentioning
Name [64] Egbert Luessinck (male)
Sex male
Argumentation the person is being commemorated
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Decorations

Indication of part
Indication of the part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
Type(s) of decoration(s)
  • geometric patterns
  • evangelist symbols
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) evangelist symbols inside quatrefoils in the corners
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 64
Personal details
Name Egbert Luessinck
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1570/07/28
Additional remarks He was born in Doesburg and was a wealthy man.
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 canon
Specification chantry priest; canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from March 1562
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Egbert Luessinck's will stipulated that bread should be distributed to the poor on a weekly basis, for eternity. This distribution started in 1575, five years after his death.
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