The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Aertsz., Hendrick

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Inventory #1017
Call NumberDBK 5072/351
TypeDesolate Boedelskamer
PurposeInventory of insolvent individual drawn up at the request of his creditors.
Family NameAertsz.
Owner NameAertsz., Hendrick
Life Dates1605 |d 1656
Marriage Date1630/11/30
Type of CeremonyPui
OccupationArtist |a Painter
ResidenceOp de Heeregraft in Amsterdam
IntroductionInventaris en meublen ende huysraet competerende den boedel van Hendrick Aertsz. sulcx de selve bevonden syn tsynder woonplaets staende op de Heeregraft. Postscript: Aldus geinventariseert ende beschreven ten overstaen van Franchoijs Lieshout ende Gillis de Voorde de jonge, twee van de crediteuren van den voorn. Hendrick Aertsz. als by de heeren commissarissen daerte gecommitteert. Op huijden heeft [left blank] hem by desen gestelt cautionaris ende borgh voor de waerde in de meublen ende huysraet competerende den boedel van Hendrick Aertsz. ... ende begrepen die provisie geestimeert weren ter somme van drye duijsent gulden. Second postscript: Op huijden den 27 octobris 1644 heeft Jan Gerritsz. Verhoutert hem gestelt borgh ende cautionaris ten behoeve van de gemeene crediteuren van Hendrick Aertsz. ... ter somme van drije duijsent guldens.
CommentarySeveral individuals by the name of Henrick Aertsz. or Aertsen are known. One of them was the seascape painter Hendrick Aertsz., also called Hendrick van Anthonissen, of R 23167 of Montias2. Although the present inventory contains some seascapes, including two drawings with the pen, the owner is nowhere referred to as a painter. Nor does the inventory contain any painter's equipment. Another (unlikely) possibility is that the bankrupt owner is identical with Hendrick Aertsz., glassmaker and bode op Nijmegen whose insolvent inventory was taken on 8 August 1645. This individual lived on the Runstraet, near the Academy and the Keizersgracht, whereas the owner of the present inventory lived on the Heerengracht, but he of course could have moved after his bankruptcy. Yet if they were one and the same person we would have expected that there would have been some works of art in common between the two insolvent inventories, but none could be found. A third possibility, which is somewhat more likely than the two others, is that Hendrick Aertsz. was a merchant. On 21 March 1640, Sr. Hendrick Aertsen, merchant, commissioned Jan Bicker, the brother of Pieter Bicker of R 27490, to build a spiegelschip for him for the sum of 6,000 f. (or 6,600 f. if the builder would build it one foot wider than the specs called for) (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven R.G.P. 144(1974), pp. 263-5). On Franchoijs Lieshout, book seller, one of the creditors cited in the INTRO, see R 20561 of Montias2. Gillis de Voorde de jonge may be identical with Gillis de Voorde cited in the NOTES to R 28215 of Montias2. According to the second postscript of the INTRO, Jan Gerritsz. Verhoutert (of INVNO 1208) posted himself as surety for the creditors of the inventory of Hendrick Aertsz. up to the sum of 3,000 f. Verhoutert himself became insolvent in 1652.
# of Items37
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] 1 zeestuckje met scheeptjens met swarte ende vergulde lijst
0002 [ANONYMOUS] 1 lantschapje met een swarte lijst
0003 [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderije van Prins Hendrick te paerd
0004 [ANONYMOUS] 1 scheepstuckje met eecken lyst
0005 [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderij van Diana met swarte lyst
0006 [ANONYMOUS] 1 contrefeijtsel van Hendrick Aertsz. int groot gedaen
0007 [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderij van een slot met een swarte lyst
0008 [ANONYMOUS] 1 caertge van Europa met swarte lyst
0009 [ANONYMOUS] 1 caert van Holland
0010[a] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschapje [sic] met swarte lystjens
0010[b] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschapje [sic] met swarte lystjens
0010[c] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschapje [sic] met swarte lystjens
0010[d] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschapje [sic] met swarte lystjens
0011 [ANONYMOUS] 1 groote lantschap met swarte lyst
0012[a] [ANONYMOUS] 2 Indische ravens met swarte lysjens
0012[b] [ANONYMOUS] 2 Indische ravens met swarte lysjens
0013 [ANONYMOUS] 1 contrefeytsel van Maria de Medicis
0014[a] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0014[b] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0014[c] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0014[d] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0014[e] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0014[f] [ANONYMOUS] 6 printbortjes met swarte lijsjes
0015 [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderijtje sijnde een bancketje
0016 [ANONYMOUS] 1 schilderijtje sijnde een lantschapje
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