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Artist NameGovert Jansz.
Artist ActiveAmsterdam |a 1603-1619
Verbatim EntryNo. 33 een lantschap met een heij van Govert Jansz. f 24:--:--
Titlelantschap met een heij
Montias SubjectLANDSCAPE
Object Typepainting
Value24.0 |t gulden
BuyerJan Engels
Buyer FamilyEngels (Ingel, Ingels), Jan
Buyer NotesJan (Reyniersz.) Engels (c. 1587-after 1654), at whose request the goods in the present sale were sold, was a prominent attorney with a long practice in Amsterdam (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven R.G.P. 78(1933), p.377.) His father Mr. Reynier Ingel was also for many years an advocate in Amsterdam. In a deposition dated 1 December 1618, mr. Jan Engel, attorney, was said to be 27 years old (NA 200, film 111, Not. J.F. Bruyning). Jan Engel was said to be a poeta insignis, a friend of P.C. Hooft and probably a member of the famous literary circle of the Muiderkring. A Roman Catholic, he was married to Cunera van Veen, daughter of the Raedsheer Mr. Simon van Veen, in 1617 (J.F.M. Sterck, De Sergeant Reynier Engelen op Rembrandts Naghtwacht, Oud Holland, 15(1907), pp. 66-68). In the death inventory of Gillis van Conincxloo of 19 January 1607, a note pointed out that 15 paintings with animals were at the house of Simon van Veen, advocaat fiscaal van Holland (Oud Holland 3(1885), p. 43). P.G. Hooft, in a letter written to Anthony Duijck, under order of the Gecommitteerde Raden in The Hague, in which he responded to Duijck's complaint that Remonstrant conventicles were held in a house in Anckeveen (in the vicinity of Muiden), pointed out that the house in question belonged to the advocate Jan Ingel, son of the late Reynier Ingel, and that Mr. Simon van Veen spent the summers there, together with Jan Vechtersz., the husband of his (Van Veen's) sister, who lived there the year long. Since these were all Roman Catholic, he (Hooft) could not understand how any Remonstrant conventicles could be held there (De briefwisseling van Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, H.W. van Tricht, ed. vol. 1, Culemborch, 1976, p. 263). Jan Vechtersz. was perhaps the son of Simon Jan Vechter of R 29713. In a procuration of 15 January 1635, Jan Jngels, advocaet, named his brother-in-law Hendrick van der Stock (probably of R 21265), living in Leyden, to sell a house that he owned in Leyden, which he had acquired from his sister Maritgen Reyniers (NA 863, Not. J. van Zwieten). In a procuration of 8 January 1638, he again named Hendrick Stock to sell a house he owned on the West side of The Hague, either directly or by auction (NA 867, fol. 10, Not. van Zwieten). Jan Engels made an appearance before the Weeskamer in 1637. In 1639, the equipage master of the Admiralty, named Henrick Hoochkamer, transferred a large sum to the Advocaet Joan Ingels, who is surely identical with the buyer (see INTRO to INVNO 482 in R 383 of Montias1). He is also likely to be identical with Mr. Jan Engelen, living on the N.Z. Wester Achterburchwal, who paid a tax of 80 f. in 1631, for himself and for the inheritance (Kohier, fol. 290, p. 67). On 7 January 1654, an inventory was taken of the possessions of the bankrupt advocate Jan Ingels, in his country house on the Vecht. It contained a painting of St. Jan by Rembrandt and a print of the Crucifixion also by Rembrandt (Strauss, Rembrandt Documents, p. 308.) Reynier Engels, the sergeant portrayed in Rembrandt's Nightwatch, was the son of Jan Enghels and Al Reyers. Since he was baptized on 19 January 1588, he is unlikely to have been the son of our buyer, married to Cunera van Veen, contrary to the assertion in the article by Sterck cited above (E.H. Haverkamp-Begemann, Rembrandt: The Nightwatch, Princeton, 1982, p. 29). He may have been the son of Mr. Jan Engels, arms maker, cited in the NOTES to R 32247. Reynier Engels is likely to be identical with the cloth dealer of that name, living on the Nieuwen Dijck (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven R.G.P. 78(1933), pp. 237 and 603). A son of Jan Engels (advocate), named Simon, born in Amsterdam in 1618, and a law student in Leiden in 1640, was apparently in love with the young Anna Crombalchs, a daughter of the poet Maria Tesselschade Visschers, who died on 31 August 1647, and of Alaerd van Crombalch. He became consul of the Netherlands in Barcelona in 1660 (Sterck in Oorkonden over Vondel en zijn kring, Bussum, 1918, p, 177 and p. 186).
Buyer ReligionRoman Catholic
Buyer OccupationServices |a Lawyer
Montias2 Record7620

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ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/953
TypeOrphan Chamber
Inventory Number290
Lot Number0008
Inventory Date1628/01/15
Owner Name[anonymous]