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Stained-glass window with the Announcement of the Birth of St John the Baptist and the devotional portraits of the Van Hensbeek family

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 888
Name Stained-glass window with the Announcement of the Birth of St John the Baptist and the devotional portraits of the Van Hensbeek family
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 the Announcement of the Birth of St John the Baptist with devotional portraits and heraldic shield
Remarks about category Portrait(s) in separate composition(s)
General date
General date 1550-1575
Artist(s)
Artist(s)
  • Noort, Lambert van
  • Meynaart, Digman - and workshop
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 ambulatory
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location) northern ambulatory
Additional remarks
Memorial piece
Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
Specification
Additional remarks Commemorated on the object are a married couple, (members of) a nuclear family or (members of) an extended family: see Commemorated party
Memorial monument or floor slab
Function
Grave findings
Additional remarks
Original function Direct commemorative function: although the installation of the window was part of the building campaign after a fire destroyed the St. Janskerk in 1552, many of the portrayed persons had already died
Change in function
Remarks about function
Name Van Hensbeek family
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [2447] Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek (male)
  • [6741] six prematurely deceased sons of the Van Hensbeek family (male)
  • [2450] son of the Van Hensbeek family (male)
  • [2448] Aagt Hendriksdr. (female)
  • [6740] five prematurely deceased daughters of the Van Hensbeek family (female)
  • [2452] daughter of the Van Hensbeek family (female)
  • [2451] Elisabeth van Hensbeek? (female)
  • [2449] Hendrik van Hensbeek? (male)
Commemorated institution(s)
Relation between commemorated persons nuclear family
Relation specification married couple with eight sons and seven daughters
Additional remarks
Name Van Hensbeek family
Composition of the commissioning party
  • members of a family
Specification
Members of the commissioning party
Commissioning person(s)
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 755 x 280 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), 66-67
  • Coebergh-Surie, C.E.; Gasten, A.C.; Eck, X. van, 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), 25-26, 34-36
  • Ruyven-Zeman, Z. van, The stained-glass windows in the Sint Janskerk at Gouda: 1556-1604 (Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi, Netherlands, pt III) (Amsterdam 2000), 44,66-69, 116-121
Other documentation
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The stained-glass windows in the ambulatory of the St. Janskerk (St John's Church) form an iconographic programme in which St John the Baptist acts as forerunner of Christ, see Van Eck et al.

Stained-glass panel or window of [888] Stained-glass window with the Announcement of the Birth of St John the Baptist and the devotional portraits of the Van Hensbeek family

Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Short description
Short description Announcement of the Birth of St John the Baptist with devotional portraits of the Van Hensbeek family and heraldic shield
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 755 x 280 x 0
Date
Year 1561
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification document(s)
Additional remarks
Holding institution
Holding institution Gouda, Janskerk
Collection
Collection identifier window no. 9
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution The window is located in the northern ambulatory
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
Identity
Name Noort, Lambert van
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role designer
Specification designer of the cartoon
Additional remarks
Identity
Name Meynaart, Digman - and workshop
Attribution
  • style
Specification attribution(s) on stylistic grounds
Assignment
Role craftsman
Specification responsible for creating the stained-glass window
Additional remarks
Filiation
Filiation
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, first person from the right
Portrait of
Name Aagt Hendriksdr.
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description black veil worn over a white cap, white garment
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Mother of the depicted family
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, second person from the right
Portrait of
Name Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description light-coloured tabard
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks Father of the depicted family
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, third person from the right (in the back)
Portrait of
Name son of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks The glass merely shows the head of this son
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, fourth person from the right
Portrait of
Name Hendrik van Hensbeek?
Sex male
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification according to the Corpus Vitrearum (2000)
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing clothes of an ecclesiastical office holder
Short description alb and red stole
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks This son was a priest
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, fifth person from the right (in the back)
Portrait of
Name daughter of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description light-coloured veil/cloak worn over a white cap with lappets, white dress
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Stained-glass panel or window
Place of the portrait
Place of the portrait lower section of the window, sixth person from the right
Portrait of
Name Elisabeth van Hensbeek?
Sex female
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification according to the Corpus Vitrearum (2000)
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person alive
Argumentation
Specification
Posture in half-figure
Manner of portrayal folded hands
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description light-coloured veil/cloak worn over a white cap with lappets, white dress, purple sleeves
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks
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 six prematurely deceased sons of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex male
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks It has also been suggested that these children are orphan boys
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 far left
Portrait of
Name five prematurely deceased daughters of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex female
Argumentation
  • not identified
Specification
Portrait — portraiture
Physical state of the portrayed person deceased
Argumentation
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
Specification
Posture kneeling
Manner of portrayal
Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia
Clothing
Type of clothing
Short description
Attributes
Attributes
  • no general attributes
Specification
Insignia
Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks It has also been suggested that these children are orphan girls

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 right
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 Semicircular shield
Specification
Description of the shield Per pale I: in gold, billetty blue, a red lion; II: in silver an eradicated [green] dead tree - (Gedeeld I: in goud, bezaaid met blauwe blokjes, een rode leeuw; II: in zilver een uitgerukte dorre [groene] boom)
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 Hensbeek
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks Part II is the coat of arms of the Van Hensbeek family, which should therefore officially be placed on the left-hand side of the shield. This is an example of heraldic courtesy, in which the coat of arms that ought to occupy a less important place is in fact given precedence in order to pay respect.

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2447
Personal details
Name Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1569
Additional remarks Husband of Aagt Hendriksdr.
Social standing
Status patriciate
Arguments
  • according to literature
Specification member of the Gouda town council in the period 1537-1569, during which he was mayor a number of times
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 2448
Personal details
Name Aagt Hendriksdr.
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1559
Additional remarks Descendant of an influential Gouda family of magistrates and mayors. Wife of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek.
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 2449
Personal details
Name Hendrik van Hensbeek?
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Son of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
Social standing
Status secular clergy
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification
Member of a convent
Religious order
Specification
Member of secular clergy
Type of secular clergy (parish or chantry) priest
Specification
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Personal identification number
Personal identification number 2450
Personal details
Name son of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Son of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
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 2451
Personal details
Name Elisabeth van Hensbeek?
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughter of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
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 2452
Personal details
Name daughter of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughter of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
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 6740
Personal details
Name five prematurely deceased daughters of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex female
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Daughters of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
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 6741
Personal details
Name six prematurely deceased sons of the Van Hensbeek family
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks Sons of Dirk Cornelisz. van Hensbeek and Aagt Hendriksdr.
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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