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ID: 700001981Record Type: Movable Work
Images: 1
De boom van Jesse (easel painting (painting by form); Geertgen tot Sint Jans (Leiden - Haarlem); 1500; Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands); SK-A-3901; RM001.collect.4659)
Note: Out of the old man's abdomen grows a strange tree. Sitting on the branches, which seem to reach up to heaven, are colourfully clothed men. At the top of the tree, the very crown, is the Virgin Mary with her child on her lap and surrounded by angels. The old man is Jesse, ancestor of the royal house which traditionally produced the likes of Solomon, David and Christ. Sitting on the branches of the tree are Jesse's descendants. Artists usually depicted the Jesse tree schematically: a trunk with branches depicting the ancestors of Jesus. Jan Mostaert's approach was different. He turned Jesus' family tree into a real tree, in a monastic garden.
De boom van Jesse (preferred,C,U,D,RP,Dutch-P,U,U)
The tree of Jesse (C,U,DE,English,U,U)
Catalog Level: item
Work Types:
easel painting (painting by form) [300177435] (preferred)
..... (Objects Facet, Visual and Verbal Communication (Hierarchy Name), Visual Works (Hierarchy Name), visual works (works), <visual works by material or technique>, paintings (visual works), <paintings by form>)

paintings (preferred)

Creation Date: 1500

Creator Display:
Geertgen tot Sint Jans (Leiden - Haarlem) [preferred,VP]
painter Mostaert, Jan (North Netherlandish painter, born ca. 1475, died 1555 or 1556) [500006027]
painter Geertgen tot Sint Jans (Netherlandish painter, ca. 1460-ca. 1490) [500115478]
Current: Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands) [500246547] Corporate Bodies (Corp. Body)
Repository Numbers: SK-A-3901; RM001.collect.4659
Credit Line: Aankoop met steun van de Vereniging Rembrandt
Display Materials: oil on panel
panels (wood) [300014657]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by origin>, biological material, plant material, <wood and wood products>, wood (plant material), <wood by form or function>)
oil paint (paint) [300015050]
.......(Materials Facet, Materials (Hierarchy Name), materials (matter), <materials by function>, coating (material), <coating by form>, paint (coating), <paint by composition or origin>)

Dimensions: 89.8 x 60.6 cm (support)
exhibition: Karl der K├╝hne (1433-1477), 2009-09-14 - 2010-01-10
exhibition: Goya y el Mundo Moderno, 2008-12-18 - 2009-03-08
exhibition: Van Gogh Tekeningen - I, 2005-07-01 - 2005-09-18

General Subject:
religion and mythology (preferred )
human figure(s)

Specific Subjects:
Tree of Jesse
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
David, King of Israel
..... Iconography Candidate
Solomon King of Israel
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
..... Iconography Candidate
Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint [1000032]
.....((Christian Saints, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
Jesus [1000087]
.....((Christian Saints, Christian iconography, Religion/Mythology)) (ICON)
prophet [300188709]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by activity>) (AAT)
nun [300025770]
.....(Agents Facet, People, people (agents), <people by occupation>, people in the humanities, <people in religion and related occupations>, people in religion, religious (people)) (AAT)
tree [300132410]
.....(Agents Facet, Living Organisms (Hierarchy Name), living organisms (entities), Eukaryota (domain), Plantae (kingdom), woody plants) (AAT)

Copyright: Public Domain
Provenance: aankoop 1956
List/Hierarchical Position:
..... Top of the CONA hierarchy
.......... Movable Work
Additional Notes:
Dutch ..... De boom van Jesse. Uit het lichaam van de slapende Jesse rijst een boom met op de takken de rijk twaalf koningen van Juda, de voorvaderen van Christus. Helemaal bovenin zit Maria met het Christuskind. De koningen zijn: David, Salomo, Rehoboam, Abia, Asa, Jehosaphat, Joram, Uzziah, Joatham, Achaz. Hezechias en Manasse. Aan weerszijden van Jesse staan twee profeten, waarschijnlijk Jesaja en Jeremia. Links een knielende non in een wit habijt, de stichtster, waarschijnlijk van de Magdalena-orde.
Sources and Contributors:
De boom van Jesse........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
The tree of Jesse........ [VP]
........ Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
........ Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Subject: ....... [VP]
....................... Rijksmuseum XML files (2012)
....................... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-);; accessed 13 September 2012
English ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 14 September 2012
Dutch ..... [VP]
..... Rijksmuseum [online] (2000-); accessed 13 September 2012]
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