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Meuwels, Rogier

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Inventory #738
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/958
TypeOrphan Chamber
Family NameMeuwels
Owner NameMeuwels, Rogier
Life Dates? |d 1625
ResidenceOp de Oude Heeregraft bij de Heijsteegh in Amsterdam
IntroductionOp den 6e novembris 1625 zyn vercocht dese goederen bij Rogier Meuwels [naergelaten ?]
CommentaryRogier Meuwels was an occasional buyer at auction. He bought fairly expensive paintings (such as the one by Frans Francken II of R 20491), which are not included in the present inventory. From the high percentage of the value of art works he owned at his death to the total of his meuble goederen, it may be inferred that he was perhaps at least an occasional art dealer. His name is usually followed by tot Casper Onckelboer, which may mean that he was living in the house of Onckelboer (or possibly that Onckelboer was his surety). The day after this auction, November 7, 1625, the heirs of Rogier Meuwels, named Warnaer Albertsz. and Pieter Segersz., silversmith (the brother of the painter Pieter Lastman) to handle the succession (GAA, NA 351B, film 6406). Jasper or Casper Onckelboers, from Antwerp, was 26 years old on 8 October 1605 when he was betrothed to Sara de Vett (DTB 411/596). On 25 June 1638, Abraham Anthonisz., the famous Remonstrant, turned over to the Orphan Chamber the accounts for the assets inherited by the children of Jasper Honckelboers (WK 5073/1193). On 19 May 1636, Hans Meuwesz., 48, and Claes Janz. Meuwesz., 73, living in Amsterdam, declared at the request of Seger Pietersz., goldsmith, that they had signed and approved an act of succession as heirs of Rogier Meuwesz. ( NA 597) His son Hans (cited above and in the NOTES to R 20491 in Montias2) was a silk spinner (zydereder). He died before 2 April 1637 when his death inventory was taken (NA 714, Not. P. Carels). Hans, judging by his books and by the portraits of preachers in his inventory, was very probably Reformed.
NotaryJan Dircksz. van Beuningen
Total Value484 |d 13 st.
Art Value131 |d 9 st.
# of Items23
Montias1 #641
Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001[a] [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderijtje 1 caertje f -: 9:--
0001[b] [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderijtje 1 caertje f -: 9:--