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Memorial painting with the Visitation and the devotional portraits of four male members of a convent

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Visitation with devotional portraits of four male members of a convent
© Collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Portrait added on the right (infrared reflectography)
Portrait added on the right (X-ray)

MeMO memorial object ID 563

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Category

Type
Classification
Short description
Remarks about category

Holding institution(s)

  • Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

General date

Artist(s)

  • Spes Nostra, Master of the

Original institution(s)

Original institution Mariënpoel, Regularissen (Marienpoel Convent, Regular Canonesses), Oegstgeest 372
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification
Still in original institution?

Location inside the institution

In situ?
(Probable) original location
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)

Additional remarks

Memorial piece

Function
  • social
  • liturgical/religious
  • didactic
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)
  • Sebastiaan Fransz. (?) (male)
  • Gerard Dirksz. (?) (male)
  • Gijsbert N. (?) (male)
  • Johannes Crispiani (?) (male)
Commemorated institution(s)

Relation between commemorated persons

Type
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

Type
Relation specification
Additional remarks
Material(s)
  • wood (panel)
Specification
Traces of polychromy?
Reuse of older objects
Completeness
Condition
Conservation
Technical research
  • X-ray
  • infrared reflectography (IRR)
  • dating by dendrochronology
Specification (technical research)

Dimensions (cm)

Height x width x depth

Alterations

Alterations
  • other
  • one or more effigies/portraits added
Specification

Additional remarks

Provenance

Marks of ownership

Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Bangs, J.D., Cornelis Engebrechtsz.'s Leiden: studies in cultural history (Assen 1979), 23-24
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 205-207
  • Bueren, T. van; Ragetli, Kim; Breure, L., Commemoration in the convent Mariënpoel: prayer and politics, http://www.cs.uu.nl/research/projects/i-cult/CLE/6Memoria/
  • Filedt Kok, J.P., Four canons with Sts Augustine and Jerome by an open grave, with the Visitation , http://www.rijksmuseum.nl/collectie/zoeken/asset.jsp?id=SK-A-2312&lang=nl
  • Giltaij, J.; Lammertse, F., Vroege Hollanders, schilderkunst van de late Middeleeuwen (Rotterdam 2008), 287-290
  • Luttervelt, R. van, De herkomst van de Meester van de Virgo inter Virgines, Bulletin Museum Boymans 3 (1952), 57-71
  • Simons, R., Spes nostra of semper timoratum esse? Fluctuemus inter timorem et spem ( 1988)
  • Thiel, P.J.J. van, Alle schilderijen van het Rijksmuseum te Amsterdam: volledig geïllustreerde catalogus (Haarlem 1976), 637
  • Ubl, Matthias, ‘"The Office of the Dead": a New Interpretation of the Spes Nostra Painting’, The Rijksmuseum Bulletin 61 (2013), 322-337

Other documentation

Additional remarks

Indication of part; Single piece (front)

Short description

Dimensions (cm)

Height x Width x Depth

Date

Year
Specified date
Argumentation
  • based on stylistic research
  • based on historical and/or technical research
Specification
Additional remarks

Holding institution

Holding institution
Collection
Collection identifier
Online description link
Alternative or previous collections
Alternative of previous identifiers
Accessibility
Remarks about holding institution

Contract

Artist(s)

Identity

Name
Attribution
  • style
Specification

Assignment

Role
Specification

Additional remarks

Filiation

Additional remarks

Portraits

Indication of part

Place of the portrait

Portrait of

Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification

Portrait — portraiture

Physical state of the portrayed person
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal

Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia

Clothing

Type of clothing
Short description

Attributes

  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of the portrait

Portrait of

Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification

Portrait — portraiture

Physical state of the portrayed person
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal

Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia

Clothing

Type of clothing
Short description

Attributes

  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of the portrait

Portrait of

Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification

Portrait — portraiture

Physical state of the portrayed person
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal

Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia

Clothing

Type of clothing
Short description

Attributes

  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of the portrait

Portrait of

Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • based on literature or archival research
Specification

Portrait — portraiture

Physical state of the portrayed person
Argumentation
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal

Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia

Clothing

Type of clothing
Short description

Attributes

  • (ecclesiastical) vestments
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part

Place of the inscription

Language(s)

Languages
  • Latin
Language specification

Transcription

Translation

English translation
Dutch translation

Lay–out

Inscription mentioning

Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of the inscription

Language(s)

Languages
  • Latin
Language specification

Transcription

Translation

English translation
Dutch translation

Lay–out

Inscription mentioning

Additional remarks

Saint Portraits

Indication of the part

Place of the portrait

Specification of saint

Name
Sex
Type of saint
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • animal or mythical creature
  • trappings of a clergyman/monk/nun
Specification
Gesture
  • hand on the shoulder or back of a commemorated person
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture
Specification

Additional remarks

Indication of the part

Place of the portrait

Specification of saint

Name
Sex
Type of saint
  • religious order
Specification
Attributes
  • body part or wound
  • trappings of a clergyman/monk/nun
Specification
Gesture
  • holding one or more attributes in his/her hands
Specification
Posture
Specification

Additional remarks

Person Description

Personal details

Name
Sex
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks

Social standing

Status
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification

Member of a convent

Religious order
Specification

Member of secular clergy

Type of secular clergy
Specification

Additional remarks

Personal details

Name
Sex
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks

Social standing

Status
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification

Member of a convent

Religious order
Specification

Member of secular clergy

Type of secular clergy
Specification

Additional remarks

Personal details

Name
Sex
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks

Social standing

Status
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification

Member of a convent

Religious order
Specification

Member of secular clergy

Type of secular clergy
Specification

Additional remarks

Personal details

Name
Sex
Year/date of birth
Year/date of death
Additional remarks

Social standing

Status
Arguments
  • clothing of the portrayed person
Specification

Member of a convent

Religious order
Specification

Member of secular clergy

Type of secular clergy
Specification

Additional remarks