Memorial: M3748

Memorial in the Grote Kerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands commemorating Admiral Egbert Meussen  Cortenaer d. 1665

Location

Grote Kerk, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Rest of the World

Transcript

[On frieze] 'HEROI INCOMPARABILI EGBERTO BARTOLOMAEI A CORTENAER ARCHITHALLASSO. HOC VIRTUTIS ET GLORIOSAE MORTIS MONUMENTUM POSUERE NOBIL D PRAEFECTI REI MARITIMAE AD MOSAM' [on base] 'DE HELDT DER MAES. VERMINCKT AEN OOG / EN RECHTERHANDT / EN ECHTER 'T OOG VAN 'T ROER DE VUYST / VAN 'T VADERLANDT / DE GROOTE KORTENAER DE SCHRICK VAN / 'S VYANTS VLOOTEN. / D' ONTSLUYTER VAN DE SONDT LEYT IN DI T/ GRAF BESLOOTEN. G BRANDT'

Details

Description: A recumbent effigy of the deceased placed within an architectural surround of four Ionic columns and a pediment. A coat of arms placed in the pediment and carved military trophies behind the effigy.
Type: Monument
Materials: Marble
Artists: Rombout Verhulst
Vessel: Eendracht

Event

Battle of Lowestoft

Event Date

1665

Event Category

1665-1667 Second Anglo-Dutch War

People

Cortenaer, Egbert Meussen
Age: 61
Date of Death: 1/6/1665
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Admiral
Organisation: Dutch Navy

Extra

Bibliography: William Laird Clowes 'The Royal Navy, A History' vol. ii, p. 262 (London 1996). Frits Scholten 'Sumptuous Memories: Studies in Seventeen-century Dutch tomb sculpture' p. 150.

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