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Teunis, Femmetge

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Inventory #940
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/960
TypeOrphan Chamber
Family NameTeunis
Owner NameTeunis, Femmetge
Owner Notesgoods sold at request of Niclaes Cocquus and Pieter de Bitter as guardians over the children left by Femmetge Teunis.
ResidenceBy 't oude glashuijs in Amsterdam
IntroductionDen 25e february 1630 zyn ten versoecke van Niclaes Cocquus ende Pieter de Bitter als voogden van de nagelatene kinderen van Femmetge Teunis vercocht dese naervolgende goederen.
CommentaryFemmetge Teunis was the sister of Maritge Teunis (the wife of the painter Barent Thonisz. of R 21348), and the widow of Rutgert Jansz., whose portrait was recorded in this inventory. Rutger Jansz. was perhaps identical with Rutger Jansz. van Dorssen at whose request goods were sold in 1601 (R 690). Pieter de Bitter was the guardian of the child of Maritie's first marriage with Jurriaen Fredericxsz. An initial inventory, taken without appraisals, was made on 16 February 1630. Only four portraits were described by subject. The remaining six schilderijtgens were untitled (GAA, not. Westsfrisius, no. 563A). On Nicolas Cocques (or Cocqus), see R 20336 of Montias2. The house of Femmetge Teunis, which was said to be close by the old Glashuis, seems to be the one on the Kloveniersburgwal, next to no. 38, with which it had a common trap en opgang (I. van Eeghen, De restauratie van Kloveniersburgwal 38, Maandblad Amstelodamum, 62(1975), p. 22.) The Oude Glashuis was the glass making plant of Jan Jansz. Karel (later owned by his son-in-law Floris Soop) on the Kloveniersburgwal. The woman named Femmetje who bought lots in the Haarlem lottery and was said to be living in the house of Jan Jansz. Carel de jonge, was probably identical with Femmetge Theunis of the present inventory (see Maandblad Amstelodamum 62(1975), p. 134). On Pieter Cocquu (or Cocques), see the NOTES to R 20336 of Montias2; on Pieter de Bitter, the NOTES to R 23618 of Montias2. It is most doubtful whether the following deposition refers to the same Femmetje Theunis. On 4 September 1635, Joris van Nieulandt, 35, coffin maker (not identical with the father of the painter Adriaen van Nieulandt of the same name), 35, living in the St. Jansstraet, and Albert Dircksz., ebony worker, 35, living in the Stoofsteech, declared at the request Femmetje Theunis, who was once married to Bouwen Lourensz., cloth finisher (droochschilder) that they had known Lourens Bouwens who had gone as a sailor (bootsman) on the ship Prince Willem to the East Indies and they are also aware that Lourens was the son of the petitioner. He was the brother of Emertje Bouwens (NA 597, Not. Lamberti). According to Bredius, Femmetje Teunis of the present inventory was the mother of the well-known merchant David Rutgers. Femmetge did have a son named Rutger Rutsz. who bought a work of art at the sale of her goods (R 37186 of Montias2)There but he was almost certainly not identical with the silk cloth dealer David Rutgers III, the son of David Rutgers II and of Josua Lamberts, the merchant with whom Bredius apparently confused him. On David Rutgers II and III, see the NOTES to R 37186.
NotaryGerrit Jacobsz. Haringh
Total Value788 |d
Art Value23 |d
# of Items7
Montias1 #842
Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] 1 conterfeijtsel van Barent Theunisz f 16:--:--
0002 [ANONYMOUS] 1 conterfeijtsel van Rutger Jansz. [no price]
0003 [ANONYMOUS] 1 conterfeijtsel van Abraham Teunisz. f 2:--:--
0004 [ANONYMOUS] 1 conterfeijtsel van de grootmoeder f 1:--:--
0005[a] [ANONYMOUS] 3 cleijne schilderijen f 4:--:--
0005[b] [ANONYMOUS] 3 cleijne schilderijen f 4:--:--
0005[c] [ANONYMOUS] 3 cleijne schilderijen f 4:--:--