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Venant, Frans Hans, den Ouden


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Inventory #500
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberNA 592
Date1628/09/15
CityAmsterdam
CountryNederland
TypeNotarial
Purposecollateral for loan and for surety
Family NameVenant
Owner NameVenant, Frans Hans, den Ouden
Owner Notesgoods transferred to his son Frans Venant de jonge
Life Dates1549 |d aft. 1628
ResidenceAmsterdam
IntroductionCompareerde Frans Hans Venant den Ouden ende heeft in allen beteren forme ... getransporteert aen ende ten behoeve van Franchois Venant de Jonge zijne soone dese naervolgende perchelen van huijsraet Imboel silverwerck schilderijen ende clederen als volcht. Postscript: Ende dit alles in betalinge ofte op rekeninge van alsulcke vijff hondert gulden metten interest tot d' effentuelle betalinge toe als hij comparant aen voors. sijnen soon Franchoijs Venant de Jonge schuldich is ... obligatie daervan sijnde mitsgaders noch alsulcke penningen als d' voors. zijne soon ... als borger voor hem comparant toegeseijt heeft te betalen als namentlick zes hondert gulden aen ende ten behoeve van Jan Le Bleu .... latende niettemin de voors. huijsraet ... ten huijse van de transportant ... de 15-en September 1638
CommentaryFrancois Venant de oude, from Antwerp, bookkeeper, first settled in Middelburg where his son Frans Venant de jonge was born in 1591. In the 1570s Francois Venant I collaborated with Gillis Hooftman I and Pieter Panhuys in their mercantile relations with Moscovy (Wijnroks, Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden 1560-1640, p.113). He was married to Susanna l'Hermite (Briels, Vlaamse schilders, p. 394). On 19 October 1619, Franchoys Venant (I), 70, declared at the request of Pieter van Ravesteyn, as husband and guardian of his wife, that he had never received from Franchoys le bleu (the father of Jan le Bleu of R 21639) an inventory of the possessions of Lenora Venandt, his sister and the mother-in-law of Ravesteyn (NA 200, fol. 398). On 12 April 1625, Francois Venant de jonge (of R 31217 of Montias2), from Middelburgh, painter, 34 years old, assisted by his father Francois Venant de oude, living in the Breestraet, was betrothed to Agnieta Pieters, from Amsterdam, 30 years old (DTB 670/47). Francois Venant de oude owed 600 f. to Jean le Bleu (of R 27639 of Montias2), which loan had been guaranteed by Francois Venant de jonge. Jean le Bleu (of INVNO 1122 and R 27639 of Montias2) was the son of Lenora Venant, the brother of Francois Venant de oude. On 21 March 1621, Francoijs Venant, 48, and Antony Hendricksz., jeweler, 46, declared at the request of Wenzel Reijdans that, in September 1622, Abraham Decker (painter, art dealer, jeweler, broker) had told him, Venant, that the diamonds which he (Decker?) had deposited in the Bank voor Lening had been held up (NA 200, fol. 398). On 5 March 1630, Anthony Henricksz., jeweler, declared at the request of Jean Chevalier (probably of R 35838 of Montias2), merchant, that he had been asked a few days previously by a Portuguese merchant named Diego Cardoso Nunes to trade or swap a lot of diamonds against boratten (cloth). He was well aware that Chevalier, the petitioner, would not take diamonds for more than four gulden the carat and that these diamonds were worth no more (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven R.G.P. 78(1933), p. 700).
NotaryL. Lamberti
# of Items14
Montias1 #401
Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderij sijnde een lantschap
0002[a] [ANONYMOUS] twee contrefeijtsels van groot vader ende groot moeder
0002[b] [ANONYMOUS] twee contrefeijtsels van groot vader ende groot moeder
0003[a] [ANONYMOUS] twee contrefeijtsels van den comparant [Frans Venant den Oude] met sijn huijsvrou
0003[b] [ANONYMOUS] twee contrefeijtsels van den comparant [Frans Venant den Oude] met sijn huijsvrou
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een lantschap daer grootvader ende grootmoeder gecontrefeijt is
0005 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck van Piramus ende Thisbe
0006 [ANONYMOUS] een lantschap waterveruw
0007[a] FLORIS, FRANS (I) zes tronien drie van Frans Floris
0007[b] FLORIS, FRANS (I) zes tronien drie van Frans Floris
0007[c] FLORIS, FRANS (I) zes tronien drie van Frans Floris
0007[d] [ANONYMOUS] zes tronien drie van Frans Floris
0007[e] [ANONYMOUS] zes tronien drie van Frans Floris
0007[f] [ANONYMOUS] zes tronien drie van Frans Floris