The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Dalen, Cornelis van

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Inventory #447
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call Number2482 fol. 680 and foll., film 2576
Purposedeath inventory
Family NameDalen
Owner NameDalen, Cornelis van
Owner Notesprobably Cornelis van Dalen I
Life Dates1602 |d 1664
OccupationArtist |a Printmaker, map maker
ResidenceOp de Prinsengracht in Amsterdam
IntroductionInventaris van de goederen ..... nagelaten bij Cornelis van Dalen in sijn leven plaetsnyder gewoont hebbende op de Prinsengracht ten versoecke ende ten aengeven van Sr. Abraham Blotelingh plaetsnyder ... mede ten huyse van de overledene ten overstaen van Sr. Dirck Riswijck ende Gerrit Jansz. van Tiel als executeurs van d'uytterste wille van de voors. Cornelis van Dalen door my Jacobus Hellerus ....Postscript: Aldus gedaen ende geinventariseert te Amsterdam de 2 april anno 1665 [in]t bijzijn van Adriaen van Dalen ende Bernard Lauwersz. als getuijgen.
CommentaryThe late plate engraver was Cornelis van Dalen I, father of Cornelis van Dalen II. Some of the plates listed in the inventory include some from which prints attributed to both Cornelis van Dalen I and Dalen II were made (cf. in particular the print of a moortje after Flinck, which is probably the print of a negress by this artist; this print has been attributed to Dalen II). Dirck van Risjwijck, mentioned in the introduction to the inventory, was the goldsmith, sculptor, and artist working in mother-of-pearl, praised for his pictures in Fokkens's description of Amsterdam. What makes this conjecture more probable is the mother-of-pearl flower still life found in the inventory. On 16 February 1625, Cornelis van Dalen I was a witness to the baptism of Barbeltje, the daughter of the wine dealer Jan Aerjansz. Keyser of R 23767 of Montias2 (Oud Holland 3(1885), p.137). On 28 December 1638, Cornelis van Dalen and his wife Catrijn Jans had his son Cornelis (van Dalen II) baptized in the N.K. in the presence of Lijntje Frisma (ibid.). On 13 November 1640 the couple had their daughter Sara baptized in the same church in the presence of Lijntje Hectors (ibid.) Catrijn Jans died before her husband. On 9 September 1664, Cornelis van Dalen, plate engraver (plaetsnyder), sick in body, living in the Prinsengracht in the Toren van Amersfoort, drew up his testament. He left to Lavina Jans, his late wife's oldest sister, 600 f. plus a beaker made by her late father; to Esther Jacobs van Hasbeeck, another sister of his wife, 1,000 f. plus the silver beaker with his coat-of-arms; and to his maid Geertruyd Jacobs, 400 f. plus some household goods. His universal legatee was the plate engraver Abraham Blotelingh, who would be allowed to draw some cash from his estate immediately. The executors were Blotelingh, Dirck van Rijswijck, and the silversmith Gerrit Jansz. Tiel. The latter was given as a bequest the fables of Ovid in High German (ibid.) He may have been the son of the bookseller Jan Tiel of R 23259 of Montias2. Cornelis van Dalen I was buried on 7 April 1665 (ibid.) On 11 April 1665, Dirck van Amersfoort, stone dealer, living on the Elandsgracht, acknowledged having received from the hands of Abraham Blotelingh (the printmaker), heir of Cornelis van Dalen, the sum of 125 f. for a half year rent of the house on the Prinsengracht de Tooren van Amersfoort (ibid.) On 25 April 1665, Dirck van Rijswijck, goldsmith, acknowledged having received out of the hands of Abraham Blotelingh the sum of 26 silver ducatons, which, together with the 14 ducatons that he owed Cornelis van Dalen, made up the sum of 40 ducatons left to him by Van Dalen in his testament (ibid.)
NotaryJacobus Hellerus
# of Items59
Montias1 #348
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van watertje
0002 [ANONYMOUS] een do. [schildery] van een bancquetje
0003 [ANONYMOUS] een do. [schildery] van een lantschap
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een do. [schildery] van een koken
0005 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery sijnde een ruyne
0006 [ANONYMOUS] een do. [schildery] sijnde een boereschuijr
0007 [ANONYMOUS] een do. [schildery] sijnde een stilleven
0008[a] [ANONYMOUS] noch 3 kleijne schilderyen
0008[b] [ANONYMOUS] noch 3 kleijne schilderyen
0008[c] [ANONYMOUS] noch 3 kleijne schilderyen
0009[a] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0009[b] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0009[c] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0009[d] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0009[e] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0009[f] [ANONYMOUS] ses beelde ende tronien van pleijster
0010[a] [ANONYMOUS] 2 conterfeijtsels
0010[b] [ANONYMOUS] twee conterfeijtsels
0011 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery sijnde een ring
0012[a] [ANONYMOUS] 4 cleijne schilderyen
0012[b] [ANONYMOUS] 4 cleijne schilderyen
0012[c] [ANONYMOUS] 4 cleijne schilderyen
0012[d] [ANONYMOUS] 4 cleijne schilderyen
0013 [ANONYMOUS] een bloempoth van parlemoer
0014 RUBENS, PIETER PAUL de natuur [?] na Rubens
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