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Floor slab of Johannes van Drakenburg

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MeMO memorial object ID and name
MeMO memorial object ID 92
Name Floor slab of Johannes van Drakenburg
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 in the lower half an inscription around a quatrefoil in which an arms of alliance; fleur-de-lis decorations in the corners of the quatrefoil
Remarks about category
General date
General date 1475-1525
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 person was a canon at this church
Still in original institution? yes
Location inside the institution
In situ? yes
(Probable) original location
  • near an altar
  • in a chapel
  • in the ambulatory
Argumentation The slab has always been located in the northern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Dionysius en Bartholomeus' (chapel of SS Dionysius and Bartholomew). As stipulated in the will of Johannes van Drakenburg, the slab was placed in front of the altar that was dedicated to the two saints.
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)
Additional remarks
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 Johannes de Drakenborch (Johannes van Drakenburg)
Specification
Members of the commemorated party
Commemorated person(s)
  • [67] Johannes de Drakenborch (Johannes van Drakenburg) (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 blue limestone
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Dimensions (cm)
Height x width x depth 305 x 169 x 0
Completeness
Condition In good condition. The slab is slightly worn.
Conservation
Technical research
Specification (technical research)
Alterations
Alterations
Specification
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. 18
  • Borst, P., et al., Graven en begraven in de Dom van Utrecht (Bunnik 1997), 90; no. 34
  • 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), 277, 341; no. 2
  • 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), 382-383; no. 23
Other documentation
SKKN: inv. no 967-55; RCE: object no. 48.745, adlib priref 20232422
Additional remarks
Additional remarks The top of the quatrefoil shows an unknown object hanging from a ribbon: a seal?

Tomb or floor slab (front) of [92] Floor slab of Johannes van Drakenburg

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Short description
Short description Large stone slab with in the lower half an inscription around a quatrefoil in which an arms of alliance; fleur-de-lis decorations in the corners of the quatrefoil
Dimensions (cm)
Height x Width x Depth 305 x 169 x 0
Date
Year 1498
Specified date 1498/10/07
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 An iron fence is placed diagonally across the slab
Remarks about holding institution The slab is located in the northern radiating chapel, the 'kapel van Dionysius en Bartholomeus' (chapel of SS Dionysius and Bartholomew)
Contract
Contract
Artist(s)
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 quatrefoil, on the left
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield barry of eight, the even bars with ten saltirels, 4-3-2-1 (gedwarsbalkt van acht stukken, de even dwarsbalken beladen met tien schuinkruisjes, 4-3-2-1)
Description of the upper arms (helmet, crest and mantling) crest: two raguly staffs fanwise (helmteken: twee waaiersgewijs geplaatste knoestige stokken)
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 Drakenburg
Person details
Person details
  • [67] Johannes de Drakenborch (Johannes van Drakenburg) (male)
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of heraldry
Place of heraldry inside the quatrefoil, on the right
Specification of heraldry
Type of heraldry Allied arms (2 coats of arms in 2 shields, respecting each other)
Specification
Shape of the shield Early accolade shield
Specification
Description of the shield quarterly, I and IV: three erased crowned lion's heads, 2-1; II and III: an embattled and counterembattled fess (gevierendeeld, I en IV: drie afgesneden gekroonde leeuwenkoppen, 2-1; II en III: een beurtelings gekanteelde 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 De Herlaar
Person details
Person details
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part
Indication of part Tomb or floor slab (front)
Place of the inscription
Place of the inscription around the quatrefoil
Language(s)
Languages
  • Latin
Language specification
Transcription
Transcription Hic iacet sepultus venerabilis vir, dominus Johannes de Drakenborch, canonicus huius ecclesie, qui obiit anno Domini MCCCCXCVIII die septima mensis Octobris. Requiescat in pace.
Translation
English translation Here lies buried the venerable man, sir Johannes van Drakenburg, canon of this church, who died in the year of the Lord 1498 on the 7th day of the month of October. May he rest in peace.
Dutch translation Hier ligt begraven de eerwaarde man, heer Johannes van Drakenburg, kanunnik van deze kerk, die stierf in het jaar des Heren 1498 op de 7de dag van de maand oktober. Moge hij in vrede rusten.
Lay–out
Lay-out Gothic textualis
Inscription mentioning
Name [67] Johannes de Drakenborch (Johannes van Drakenburg) (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)
  • flowers/plants
Description of the decoration(s)
Description of the decoration(s) fleurs-de-lis in the corners of the quatrefoil
Depicted allegories
Depicted allegories
Additional remarks
Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal identification number
Personal identification number 67
Personal details
Name Johannes de Drakenborch (Johannes van Drakenburg)
Sex male
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death 1498/10/07
Additional remarks Johannes (Jan) was a son of Frederik III van Drakenburg and Cornelia Taets van Oudaen. Brother of Ernst and Johan. The Van Drakenburg family belonged to the knightly class and was one of the most prominent families of Utrecht in the 14th and 15th century. The family owned town castle Drakenburg at the Oudegracht in Utrecht, Drakenburg Castle near Baarn, and Drakensteyn Castle near Lage Vuursche. In 1456 Johannes inherited Drakenburg Castle, Drakesteyn Castle and Oudaen Castle from his brother Johan, who died childless.
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 canon at the St. Maartenskerk/Domkerk (St Martin’s Church/Dom Church) in Utrecht from 22 February 1446
Additional remarks
Additional remarks
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