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Stained-glass window with St James the Lesser and two heraldic shields

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 885
Name Stained-glass window with St James the Lesser and two heraldic shields
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 St James the Lesser with inscription and heraldic shields
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1525-1550
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
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 choir
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) north choir clerestory
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons relation (type of relation unknown)
Relation specification
Additional remarks The commemorated party is unknown: the heraldic shields have not been identified
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)
  • glass
Specification glass; lead
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 650 x 280 x 0
Completeness
Condition
Conservation This window may have been (partly) spared in the church fire of 1552. It is likely that the window was restored or (partly) renewed during the rebuilding of the church.
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
  • Berg, Bianca van den, De Sint-Janskerk in Gouda: een oude stadskerk volgens een nieuw ruimtelijk plan (Hilversum 2008), 76-78
  • Bosch, R.A., De 72 glazen van de Sint Janskerk in Gouda (Delft 2008), 28-33
  • Harten-Boers, H. van; Ruyven-Zeman, Z. van, The stained-glass windows in the Sint Janskerk at Gouda: the glazing of the clerestory of the choir and of the former monastic church of the Regulars (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Netherlands, pt I) (Amsterdam 1997), 52-53, 88-90
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The relation between the heraldic shields and the image is unclear, given that the - original - shields were not installed in the stained-glass window until 1923, during restoration work

Stained-glass panel or window of [885] Stained-glass window with St James the Lesser and two heraldic shields

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description St James the Lesser with inscription and two heraldic shields
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 650 x 280 x 0
Date
Year ca.1530-1540
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
Specification
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gouda, Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier window 46
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The window is located in the north choir clerestory
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Filiation
Filiation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top of the window, left-hand shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In silver a black dead tree, issuing from a black turf - (In zilver een zwarte verdorde boom, uitgaande van een zwarte grond)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (wild men or women)
Specification Wild man
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks For a long time, the heraldic shields were linked to Cornelis Dirksz. van Hensbeek and his wife Aleid Hendrik Amelszdr. According to the 'Corpus Vitrearum', however, this is an incorrect identification.
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry top of the window, right-hand shield
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Personal use of family arms (one undivided shield)
Specification
Shape of the shield Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield In silver three crowned black lions (2-1) - (In zilver drie gekroonde zwarte leeuwen (2-1))
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling)
Remarks
Additional parts of the achievement
Type of supporter
  • One or two mythical figures (wild men or women)
Specification Wild woman
Motto
English translation of the motto
Insignia or attributes
Heraldry belonging to
Heraldry belonging to Not identified
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks For a long time, the heraldic shields were linked to Cornelis Dirksz. van Hensbeek and his wife Aleid Hendrik Amelszdr. According to the 'Corpus Vitrearum', however, this is an incorrect identification.

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription banderole at the top of the window
Language(s)
Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Scheyden doet trueren(?).
Translation
English translation Separating causes sorrow(?).
Dutch translation
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription below the apostle
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Jacobus. Sanctam ecclesiam catholicam.
Translation
English translation James. (I believe in) the Holy Catholic Church.
Dutch translation Jacobus. (Ik geloof in]) de heilige katholieke kerk.
Lay–out
Lay-out
Inscription mentioning
Additional remarks
Additional remarks This is a part of the ninth article of the Apostles' Creed
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