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Memorial triptych with the Crucifixion and the devotional portraits of the Kanis-Van Houweningen family ('The Kanis triptych')

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Crucifixion with devotional portraits of the Kanis-Van Houweningen family ('The Kanis triptych')
© Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Remarks: After restoration of 1987 (with portrait of Peter Kanis)
Devotional portrait of Peter Kanis on the left, current situation (after restoration of 1987)
© Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Devotional portrait during restoration of 1987
© Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Devotional portrait of Gerard Kanis on the left, former situation (before restoration of 1987)
© Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Crucifixion with devotional portraits of the Kanis-Van Houweningen family ('The Kanis triptych')
© Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen
Remarks: Before restoration of 1987 (with portrait of Gerard Kanis)

MeMO memorial object ID 782

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Category

Type
Classification
Short description
Remarks about category

Holding institution(s)

  • Nijmegen, Museum Het Valkhof

General date

Artist(s)

  • Leyden?, Aertgen Claesz. van

Original institution(s)

Original institution Grote of St. Stevenskerk (St Stephen's Church), Nijmegen 526
Arguments
  • based on research (literature, archival or archaeological research)
Specification
Still in original institution?

Location inside the institution

In situ?
(Probable) original location
  • near another memorial object for the commemorated person(s) or relatives
Argumentation
Related memorial objects in the same institution
Additional remarks (original location)

Additional remarks

Memorial piece

Function
  • liturgical/religious
  • social
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)
  • four prematurely deceased daughters of the Kanis-Van Houweningen family (female)
  • Jacob Kanis (male)
  • Philippa Kanis (female)
  • Peter Kanis (Petrus Canisius) (male)
  • Wendel Kanis (female)
  • Jeliske van Houweningen (female)
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
Specification (technical research)

Dimensions (cm)

Height x width x depth

Alterations

Alterations
  • inscription(s) painted over
  • one or more effigies/portraits added
Specification

Additional remarks

Provenance

Marks of ownership

Type(s) of mark(s) of ownership
Specification
  • Begheyn, P.J.; Hamers, N.A., Het geslacht Kanis, Gens Nostra 27 (1972), 281-289, 324-333
  • Bueren, T. van, Leven na de dood: gedenken in de late Middeleeuwen (Turnhout 1999), 114-115, 277
  • Coelen, P.J.G. van der, De gouden eeuw van Gelre. Kunst en cultuur in het oude hertogdom (Geldern 2001), 149-150
  • Filedt Kok, J.P.; Halsema-Kubes, W.; Kloek, W.Th., Kunst voor de beeldenstorm: Noordnederlandse kunst, 1525-1580, vol. II (The Hague 1986)
  • Hamers, N.A.; Begheyn, P.J., Genealogie van de familie Kanis; de eerste generaties, Numaga 18 (1971), 47-68
  • Hamers, N.A.; Rogier, L.J., Jacob Kanis, Numaga 18 (1971), 69-89
  • Köhler, N., Natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek van de Kanistriptiek, Nederlands kunsthistorisch jaarboek 37 (1986), 75-94
  • Lemmens, G.; Begheyn, P.J., Het drieluik van de familie Kanis: een werk van Aertgen van Leyden in Nijmegen? (Nijmegen 1975), 29-35

Other documentation

Additional remarks

Indication of part; Lower level

Short description

Dimensions (cm)

Height x Width x Depth

Date

Year
Specified date
Argumentation
  • 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)

Filiation

Additional remarks

Indication of part; Interior right wing of triptych

Short description

Dimensions (cm)

Height x Width x Depth

Date

Year
Specified date
Argumentation
  • 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

Indication of part; Central panel of triptych (front)

Short description

Dimensions (cm)

Height x Width x Depth

Date

Year
Specified date
Argumentation
  • 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

Indication of part; Interior left wing of triptych

Short description

Dimensions (cm)

Height x Width x Depth

Date

Year
Specified date
Argumentation
  • 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 heraldry on the memorial object
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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

  • rosary
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

  • no general attributes
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

  • no general attributes
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
  • remarkably smaller person (compared to the rest)
Specification
Posture
Manner of portrayal

Portrait — clothing, attributes and insignia

Clothing

Type of clothing
Short description

Attributes

  • no general attributes
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of the portrait

Portrait of

Name
Sex
Argumentation
  • based on heraldry on the memorial object
  • based on text(s) on the memorial object
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

  • no general attributes
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

  • no general attributes
Specification

Insignia

Insignia
Specification
Remarks about clothing
Additional remarks

Heraldry

Indication of part

Place of heraldry

Specification of heraldry

Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield
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

Person details

Person details
  • Jeliske van Houweningen (female)

Additional remarks

Indication of part

Place of heraldry

Specification of heraldry

Type of heraldry
Specification
Shape of the shield
Specification
Description of the shield
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

Person details

Person details
  • Jacob Kanis (male)

Additional remarks

Inscriptions

Indication of part

Place of the inscription

Language(s)

Languages
  • Dutch
Language specification

Transcription

Translation

English translation
Dutch translation

Lay–out

Inscription mentioning

Name
Sex
Argumentation
Name
Sex
Argumentation

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
  • torture device or weapon
Specification
Gesture
  • 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
  • unknown
Specification
Attributes
  • animal or mythical creature
  • trappings of a clergyman/monk/nun
Specification
Gesture
  • pointing to a commemorated person
  • 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
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
  • according to literature
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
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
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
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
Specification

Member of a convent

Religious order
Specification

Member of secular clergy

Type of secular clergy
Specification

Additional remarks