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Basse, Jan


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Inventory #832
ArchivesGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/962
Date1637/03/09
CityAmsterdam
CountryNederland
TypeOrphan Chamber
Purposeauction
Family NameBasse
PersonBasse, Jan
Name Modifierpaintings, prints etc.. sold by Pieter Jacobsz. Indische Raven
Life Dates1568 |d 1636
Marriage Date1611/05/19
Type of CeremonyK
OccupationArtist |a Painter
ResidenceOp de Prinsegracht in Amsterdam
IntroductionDen 9e marty 1637 zijn de naergelaten rariteijten, steengewassen, silver ende goudse medaelen, printen ende teeckeningen, schilderyen etc.. van za. Jan Basse door Pieter Jacobsz. Indische Raven vercocht ende dat op conditien soo [iemandt] in dese vendities iet komt te kopen gehouden sal te stellen suffisant borghen dan genieten den tijt van ses weecken ende geen borgh stellende gehouden sal zijn contant te betaelen. [The household goods, not including any art objects, were sold on 1 April 1637 and brought only 153 f. 1 st. They were also sold by Pieter Jacobsz. Indische Raven.]
CommentaryOn 12 March 1637, Daniel Mijtens, who was acting as agent for Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel, reported to the earl's secretary that the auction or outcry of Jan Basse in Amsterdam had begun. He opined, however, that, although there was a large number of prints and drawings in the sale, there were verie fewe pictures, not for my Lordes turne (cited by Jaap van der Veen in Burlington Magazine, March 2004). This is the only contemporary comment on an Amsterdam sale that has come to light. Jan Basse de Oude, from Rijssel (Lille), 43 years old, assisted by Guiljam Basse (I), his father, was betrothed on 19 May 1611 to Cornelia Kief, 24, assisted by her mother Anna van Liesveld. He lived on the O.Z. Voorburgwal, she on the Koningstraet (betrothal in the Church) (Oud Holland, 3(1885), p. 60.) On 25 December 1616, Jean Basse and Cornelia Kif had their son Henrij baptized in the Walloon Church in the presence of Diricq Kif and Jenne Derondeau, femme de Guillaume Basse le jeune (DTB 130/39). On Guillaum Basse and Jeanne Derondeau (or Arondeau), see R 31003 of Montias2. On 4 August 1624, Jan Basse and Cornelia Kif had their daughter Cornelia baptized in the same church in the presence of Guillame Basse and Catherine Kif, femme d'Israel Jerbier (DTB 130/39). On Israel Jerbier, a buyer at WK auction, see R 23616. The seller of the goods, Pieter Jacobsz. Indische Raven (II), is presumed to be the son of Pieter Jacobsz. Indische Raven de oude (I), who died shortly before January 1626 (R 31326 of Montias2). In 1634, Jan Basse lived on the Uytrechtsche Steyger, next to the cakebaker Marcus Jansz. (NA 771, act dated 12 December 1634). In the introduction to the inventory taken of the goods of Jan Basse on 6 January 1637 by Notary Pieter Barcman, it was noted that Pieter Indische Raven, guardian of Willem Basse, son of Jan Basse, had requested the inventory, along with Hendrikje Basse, daughter of the late Jan Basse de jonge. The inventory was also made op 't aengeven of Willem Basse and Jannetge Andries, the widow of the foresaid Jan Basse de jonge (Bredius, K√ľnstler-inventare, vol. 1, p. 129.) According to the accounting delivered by Pieter Indische Raven to the Orphan Chamber on 22 June 1640, some of the assets left by Jan Basse I were given to Guilliam Basse, the uncle of Henrickge, the daughter left by Jan Basse II, and some to Janneke Andries, the widow of Jan Basse II (WK 5073/789, fol. 244. For other details, see the NOTES to R 7637 of Montias2.
NotaryDaniel Jansz. van Beuningen
Total Value8150 |d 12 st.
Art Value7762 |d
# of Items2626
Montias1 #736
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This inventory has 2626 art records.