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Artist NameGedeon Fallet
Authority NameFALLET, GEDEON
Qualifier(Gedeon Fallet was a well-known calligrapher and writer.)
Artist ActiveAmsterdam |a 1604-1615
Verbatim Entry2 kaerten geschreven by Mr. Gedeon Fallet f -:13:--
Object Typecalligraphy
Value0.325 |t gulden
BuyerMr. Anthony Smyters
Buyer FamilySmyters (Smijters), Mr. Anthony
Buyer NotesThe buyer was a well-known school master, the author of a book on arithmetic (published in 1605). On 17 August 1598, he bought a house on the N.Z. Voorburchwal from Laurens Bicker (Maandblad Amstelodamum 46(1959), p. 167). On 29 July 1600, Anthoni Smijters, French schoolmaster (i.e. teacher of French), from Antwerp, widower of Margrietje Marchiere, living in the N.Z. Voorburgwal, was betrothed to Maria Gras, widow of Jan Thomas Vermeulen (5 years a widow), assisted by her brother Jan Gras (of R 27064) (DTB 409/211). He bought the citizenship of Amsterdam in 1604. He ran a school for the scions of eminent families. In 1611, for instance, Hans Thijsz. de oude (of INVNO 690) sent his son Hans II (of R 27698), who was then 8 years old, to study arithmetic and accounting with Smijters (Gelderblom, Zuid-Nederlandse kooplieden, p. 198). He was a member of the Brabant Rederijkerskamer and was a friend of its foreman Zacharias Heyns (ibid.) He was living behind the N.K. in 1606, when several of his pupils bought lots in the Haarlem lottery (GAA, 140/54 F 1022 etc..) He was a convinced Calvinist who attacked Reinier Teller for his excessive religious irenism, shortly after the publication of Teller's Medegesangh of 1615 (Maandblad Amstelodamum 36(1949), p.. 69). For the death inventory of Anthony Smijters, dated 12 February 1626, see INVNO 619. On 6 June 1631, an agreement took place among the heirs of Mr. Anthony Smijters. Francoijs de Schot, as brother of Cornelis de Schot, guaranteed the agreement (WK 5073/903). Francoijs de Schot may be the attorney of INVNO 621, the son of Franchoijs de Schot I of R 23342. Cornelis de Schot, one of the heirs, was an advocate in Mechelen. Another heir was Elisabeth de Schot, who was herself an heir of Janneken de Schot, daughter of Anthonij Smijters (from a later marriage ?). Jacques de Schot was a witness at the baptism of Charles, a son of Carel de Latfeur (see notes to R 20471.) He also was one of the amateurs of Nederduytsche Poesy who provided subsidies for the poet Jan Jansz. Starter in 1622 (Oud Holland, 3(1885), p. 54). Jacques Fransz. de Schot, merchant and cloth dealer, spent some time in Middelburg before settling in Amsterdam, where he was first noted in 1619 (Gelderblom, op. cit. p. 313). He died before 8(?) June 1643, when his widow, Rachel le Rideur, named Charles Godijn (II?) in a procuration to transfer lands that she owned (NA 997. film 1882, Notary Gerrit Coren). Charles Godin II, who seems to have been the brother of Rachel Godin, was the executor of the testament of David van Baerle and Rachel Godin of INVNO 118. Another daughter of Anthony Smijters married Anthony Pineel (or Panneel) I (of INVNO 218 and R 23324) (Beck, Spiegel van mijn leven, Haags dagboek 1624, p. 226). Anthony Smijters was the uncle of Samuel Smijters of R 20183. It may be the son of Anthony Smijters, named Jean Anthonisz. Smijters, who married Anna de la Tombe, the daughter of Desiderius de la Tombe and of Anna van Eyk, on 28 December 1613. He died in 1617 as his widow declared when she remarried on 11 July 1626 (I. van Eeghen, De Familie de la Tombe en Rembrandt in Oud Holland 71(1956), p.44).
Buyer ReligionReformed/Calvinist
Buyer OccupationServices |a School teacher
Montias2 Record29995

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ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/943
TypeOrphan Chamber
Inventory Number725
Lot Number0015[a]
Inventory Date1609/01/27
Owner NameLooten, Joost van