The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Jans, Aeltgen

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Inventory #1218
Call NumberNA 569, film 6548
Purposedeath inventory
Family NameJans
Owner NameJans, Aeltgen
Owner Noteswidow of Mr. Cornelis Ketel
Life Dates1548/03/18 |d 1616/08/06
OccupationArtist |a Painter
ResidenceOp het St. Joris Hoff in Amsterdam
IntroductionInventaris en specificatie van alle de goederen nagelaten bij z. Aeltgen Jans, weduwe van wijlen Mr. Cornelis Ketel, zal., sulck zy die zelve metter dood deser werelt ontruijmt ende nagelaten heeft. Postscript: Aldus geinventariseert in Amsterdam inde sterfuijs van de voors. Aeltge Jans gestaen op't St. Joris Hoff, opden 29 martij anno 1630, ter presentie van Pieter Anthonisz. ende Jacob Jansz. Hollesloot.
CommentaryCornelis Ketel was born in Gouda on 18 March 1548. He began his training with his uncle, also named Cornelis Ketel, at the age of 11. He then studied in Delft with Anthonie Blocklandt van Montfort. He spent some time in Fontainebleau in 1566, then returned, for political reasons, to Gouda. He traveled to London in 1573, where he stayed, painting portraits, for 8 years. In London, he married Aeltgen Gerrits. from Amsterdam. He returned to Amsterdam in 1581. In 1607, he remarried with Aeltgen Jans. From 1610, he was weak and crippled. This may explain the use of toes to paint (including LOT 0010 of the present inventory). He was buried in Amsterdam's Oude Kerk on 8 August 1616 (Dawn of the Golden Age, Exh. Cat., Amsterdam, 1993, 1994, p. 308). On 10 October 1611, Cornelis Ketel, painter, as father and guardian of his son Andries Ketel, as co-heir of the late Griete Gerrits, his godmother, drew up a procuration naming Pieter Woutersz. Crabbet (Crabeth), his cousin, living in Gouda, to proceed to a division of the estate (NA 38, film 52, Not. Gysbertsz.) On 9 June 1634, Pyeter Pyetersz., living in Utrecht, and temporarily in Amsterdam, acknowledged having received from Marten and Hans Schepel (a frequently cited assurador), executors by testament of the estate of Aeltge Jans, widow of Cornelis Ketel, an interest-bearing obligation for 400 f. (NA 863, Not. van Zwiten).
NotaryL. Lamberti
# of Items31
Montias1 #1137
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0016 [ANONYMOUS] een rond plateijtsel van de tyd [crossed out: eerste] eijnde
0017 [ANONYMOUS] een Salvator
0018[a] [ANONYMOUS] vier geplateijte beelden droo[..]ien
0018[b] [ANONYMOUS] vier geplateijte beelden droo[..]ien
0018[c] [ANONYMOUS] vier geplateijte beelden droo[..]ien
0018[d] [ANONYMOUS] vier geplateijte beelden droo[..]ien
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