The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Marees, Abraham de, den Oude

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Inventory #300
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call Number563 A
Purposedeath inventory
Family NameMarees
Owner NameMarees, Abraham de, den Oude
Life Dates? |d 1631/11/12
Marriage Date1627/02/16
Type of CeremonyK
OccupationMerchant (largescale)
Religionprobably Calvinist
IntroductionInventaris van de contanten, coopmanschappen, ende meubelen ende imboel, bevonden op te sterffdach ende ten huijse van Abraham de Marees den Ouden, beschreven door mij notaris ... ter requisitie ende overstaen van de samentl[ycke] kinderen erffgenamen van den selven overleden, sijnde de selve bevonden als volcht. Op ten xxvii maij anno 1632 de schilderijen getaxeert door Francois Venant overman vant schilders gilde
CommentaryAmong the books: Synod van Dordrecht,Uijtlegging Calvini. There were many items of copper ware in the warehouse, including a large croon (multi-branch candelaber) evaluated at 30 f, a small one at 4 f, chandeliers etc.. Two inventories were drawn up of Abraham de Marees's possessions, the first, without evaluations, on 23 November 1631, the second , with prices, on 27 May 1632. The paintings in this second inventory were assessed by Francois Venant (I) who was said to be overman van't schildersgilde. The records in Montias2 are based chiefly on the second inventory with some additions from the first, as noted. Abraham de Marez I, son of Jan de Marez I (1517-1603), initially passementwercker (lace worker), then merchant in silk goods, married Maria Gemaert, daughter of Jean Gemaert and Maria Sturms, on 16 February 1627 (Jaarboek C.B.G. 44(1990)). The following insinuation, dated 9 July 1625, refers to the time when he was dealing in silk goods. Jan Baptista de Wael, insinuant, summoned Abraham de Marees to pay for eight bales of raw Moscow silk, which he had bought together with Coenradt de Wilde (II) (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijfsleven R.G.P. 78(1933), pp. 576-7). He died on 12 November 1631. He lived in an expensive house in the Warmoesstraet, near the Lange Kercksteech (NA 563A). Abram's brother Daniel de Marez married Jenne Hurter (born in Middelburg about 1573), on 30 June 1595. His nephew, Jan Danielsz. de Marez, son of the preceding, married Christina Segers, the daughter of Jasper Segers of R 20521, and, after her death, Elisabeth de Schilder, daughter of Pieter de Schilder (of R 27188) and of Elisabeth Cobbaut (daughter of Aernout Cobbaut II of R 21250). Jan de Marees Danielsz., merchant, was said to be 40 years old in a deposition he made at the request of Jonas Abeels (cited in the TEXT of R 79) concerning a ship on 16 November 1637 (NA 695B, Not. J. Warnaerts). His other brother Nicolaes de Marees was the putative father of Sara de Marees I of INVNO 1207. Abraham de Marez II, the son of Abraham de Marez I, was a merchant on the Nieuwendijk. He married, first, Sara de Coster, and then, on 5 June 1626, Rebecca Hooghkamer. He drew up his testament on 18 July 1635, leaving 64,000 f. to his three children with his first wife Sara (de) Coster and 36,000 f. to his three children with Rebecca Hoochcamer. The six children were named universal heirs (for the rest). Jan (Abrahamsz.) de Marees was guardian of the children of the first bed, Jacob Pietersz. Hoochcamer of the children of the second bed. Jacob Hoochcamer was the testator's father-in-law, the father of Rebecca (NA 21, film 41, fol. 21 vo., Notary Salomon Henrix). He died soon afterwards. He paid a tax of 800 f. in 1631 and left an estate of f. 334,000. His son Abraham de Marez III appeared on 26 October 1635 and brought 80,000 f. for the children of Abraham de Marez II from his two marriages (WK 5073/789). On 6 June 1637, the honorable Catharina de Marees (II), as mother and unique heiress of Catharina de Marees (I) and, ab intestato, of Maria de Marees (I), both being her children procreated by Isaack de Marees Abrahamsz., her former husband, assisted by Thomas van Roeye, her present husband, on one side, the honorable Johannes de Marees Abrahamsz., for himself; Pieter de Bary, as husband and guardian of Sara de Marees, his wife, together with Mathijs Hals (of INVNO 411), as husband and guardian of Marija de Marees (II), Sara de Barij, children of majority age of the afore-said Sara de Marees; Daniel Mits I, the father of Samuel Mits of INVNO 1213, as husband and guardian of Marija de Marees (II), with his wife; Pieter Benoijt, as husband and guardian of Anna de Marees, with his wife; Tieleman van Beringen, as husband and guardian of Elisabeth de Marees, with his wife; Anthoni Verspreet as having married Catharina de Marees (II), who was the widow of Jan Wijs, with his wife; Jan de Barij and the afore-said Johannes de Marees and Tielman van Beringen, together testamentary guardians of the children of minor age of the afore-said Sara de Marees, as also the same Jan de Marees and heer Jacob Pietersen Hoochkamer, member of the Vroedschap and former alderman, as respective guardians over the children of minor age of the late Abraham de Marees de jonge, all in their quality as children and grandchildren of Abraham de Marees de oude and of Maria Gemaert, on the other ... all declared that, in order to avoid a suit, they had come to an amicable agreement regarding the sale of the house on the Warmoestraet (NA 521, Not. Westfrisius). Abraham de Marez I's children included Abraham de Marez II, cited above; Johannes Abrahamsz. de Marees; Anna de Marees, married to Pieter Benoijt; Isaack Abrahamsz. de Marees, married to Catharina de Marees, who remarried with Thomas de Roeye after Isaack's death; Elisabeth de Marees, married to Thielman van Beringen (apparently after the death of Maria van Vickervoort); and Sara de Marees (II), married to Pieter de Bary (NA 522, film 4861, 6 June 1637). On 14 January 1641, the heirs of Abraham de Marees de oude and of Maria Gemaert offered for sale the house de gecroonde Swaen on 113 Warmoesstraet. The conditions of the sale specified that the present renter of the house could take various additions that he had made to the house and a painting of the Schans of St. Andries. The buyer for 29,200 f. was Jan de Bary (the son of Pieter de Bary and Sara de Marees). The sureties were Abraham Fauconnier (cited in the NOTES to R 23490 of Montias2) and Johannes de la Ville. The heirs were Jan de Mareez Abrahamsz., for himself and as guardian over the (minor) children of the late Abraham de Marees de jonge (II?); Abraham (III?) and Pieter de Marees, already of major age; Daniel Mits de jonge (II), with a procuration from his father Daniel Mits (I), who was married to Maria de Marees (II); Thielman van Beringen, as the husband of Elisabeth de Marees (see the TEXT of R 38) and as guardian of Mary de Bary; Mathijs Hals, married to Marie de Bary; Adriaen ter Haer (of R 18942), married to Sara de Bary; and [...] ter Haer, in the name of Susanna de Bary, these five persons being children of Sara de Marees; besides Anthony Verspreet (of R 25596), married to Catharina de Marees, all eight (Jan, Abraham de jonge (III), Pieter, Maria, Elisabeth, Sara and Catharina) children of Abraham de Marees de oude, entitled to an eighth part [of the house] sold 7/8 of the house to Jan de Bary, who was himself entitled to 1/8 as the son of Pieter de Bary, the son-in-law of Abraham de Marees II (J.G. Kam, Waar was dat huis in de Warmoesstraat?, 36/2). Abraham Fauconnier, cited above, was an apothecary. He guaranteed a loan for his brother Isaack living in Gorcum on behalf of Laurens van Otteren on 11 February 1638 (NA 422. fol. 84).
NotaryJ. Westfrisius
AppraiserFrancois Venant
Art Value1377 |d
# of Items62
Montias1 #216
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] een conterfeijtsel voor de schoorsteen van den overleden met sijn huijsvrouw ende 2 kinderen f 150:--:--
0002 CONINCXLOO, GILLIS VAN een groot lantschap boven de deur f 96:--:--
0003 [ANONYMOUS] een outaer stuck met twee opslaende deuren [van de geboorte Christi] f 200:--:--
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een conterfeijtsel van Jan Gomaer f 60:--:--
0005 [ANONYMOUS] een conterfeijtsel van Jan de Marees den oude f 40:--:--
0006 [ANONYMOUS] een conterfeijtsel van Jan de Marees de oudes huysvrouw op een stoel sittende f 60:--:--
0007 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery daer Moyses water uytte steen slach f 30:--:--
0008 [ANONYMOUS] een stuckie van Lot f 12:--:--
0009 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck van een boeren carmis f 18:--:--
0010 [ANONYMOUS] een dito [stuck] van een doodt kint f 12:--:--
0011 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck van een rijck man met een kiste met gout onder sijn voeten daer die doot achter staet f 10:--:--
0012 [ANONYMOUS] een naeckte Venus f 50:--:--
0013 [ANONYMOUS] een verrijsenisse met witte monick f 60:--:--
0014 [ANONYMOUS] een kleijn stuckien van de geboorte Christi f 10:--:--
0015 [ANONYMOUS] een banquettie in een swarte walvis beenen lyst f 50:--:--
0016 [ANONYMOUS] een lantschap boven de deur vant packhuijs f 60:--:--
0017 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck van Jacob ende Esau f 150:--:--
0018 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck daer Moises gaet bidden opten bergh f 24:--:--
0019 [ANONYMOUS] een stuckge van Adam ende Eva f 12:--:--
0020 [ANONYMOUS] een lantschap in een lyst f 6:--:--
0021 [ANONYMOUS] een dito [lantschap] buyten de lyst f 6:--:--
0022 [ANONYMOUS] een kleijn stuckie voor de schoorsteen f 3:--:--
0023 [ANONYMOUS] een stuck daer Moises gevischt wert f 30:--:--
0024 [ANONYMOUS] een viercant stuck van een jacht tegen het schappraij aen f 8:--:--
0025[a] HEEMSKERCK, MAERTEN VAN vier kleine stuckies van Marten Heemskerck [crossed out: tsamen in eijken lysten geschildert 't stuck 4 Fl. Pounds 48 f] tsamen f 60:--:--
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