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Artist Name[anonymous]
Authority Name[ANONYMOUS]
Verbatim Entryuts. [1 deel printen] f -:13:--
Object Typeprints
Value0.65 |t gulden
BuyerSteven Lespera tot Kampen
Buyer FamilyLespera (L'Espierre, Lespierre), Steven (Etienne)
Buyer NotesAccording to the note following the name of the buyer in R 33176, Steven Lespera was domiciled op d'seedijck tot Jan Seulijns in de Gulde Trompet when he bought that lot. He was living in Campen and temporarily lodged with Jan Seulijns (probably not Jan Hendricksz. Selijns of R 34388 but Jan Willemsz. Seulijns mentioned in the INTRO of R 857 of Montias1.) The connection with Campen confirms the following identification. On 24 November 1609, Etienne de Lespierre, fils de feu Etienne et de Jacqueline de Fourmestraux, married Marie van Castelle, fille de feu Pierre. From the Campen marriage registers: On 26 March 1621, Steven de l'Esperre, born in Rijssel (Lille), widower of Marie van Casselle, living in Kampen, was betrothed to Esther Seulijn, 26, born in Aachen, living on the N.Z. Voorburgwal, assisted by her mother Catharina Buret. Catharina Buret (Buretti) was married to Mattheus Seullin (Seulijn). She may have been the sister of Jean Buret, whose estate gave rise to a dispute in later years (see the TEXT of R 81 of Montias1) (Jaarboek C.B.G. 1972, p. 197). De Lespierre was a merchant, salt refiner, and lime burner. He went bankrupt in 1638 and died in 1651. On 25 June 1639, he transferred to Philippus Sichardus, predikant in Stedum, husband and guardian of his daughter Jackelena de Lespierre, paintings, konstboecken, drawings, and rarities for the profit of Jacqueline de Lespierre (ibid. p. 199). On 13 September 1639, an advertisement appeared in the Amsterdamsche Courant announcing the sale of the collection of Steven de l'Espierre, which would take place in a week in the Calverstraet in 't Hof van Holland. The collection, according to the advertisement, comprised works by Albert Dürer, Lucas van Leyden, van Bheem (Beham), Aldegrave, Jorgen Pens, and Jacob Binck. The announcement is cited in Jaap van der Veen's Het netwerk van verzamelaars rondom Rembrandt in Rembrandts schatkamer, Exh. Cat., het Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, 1999, pp. 41 and 143.) Jaap van der Veen kindly communicated to me the complete text of the advertisement. Since none of the purchases at auction by l'Espierre was attributed, we cannot tell whether the prestigious names cited in the advertisement refer to paper works that he had acquired at auction.
Buyer ReligionReformed
Buyer OccupationMerchant (largescale)
Montias2 Record33167

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ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/962
TypeOrphan Chamber
Inventory Number832
Lot Number0055
Inventory Date1637/03/09
Owner NameBasse, Jan