The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Cousijn, Franchois

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Inventory #472
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call Number570, fol.1644 and foll, film 4921
Purposedeath inventory
Family NameCousijn
Owner NameCousijn, Franchois
Owner Notesand his widow Agniesge Jans
Life Dates1596 |d c. 1645
Marriage Date1634/02/16; 1639/10/08
Type of CeremonyK
ResidenceOp de oudesijts Wester Voorburg wat op de suijder hoeck van de Weijngaertstraetge in Amsterdam
IntroductionSpecificatie van den huijsraet imboel schilderijen silver en vergult werck van Franchois Cousijn sulx hij die metter dood ontruijmt ende met Agniesge Jans syne tegenwoordige huijsvrouw int gemeen beseten heeft. Postscript: Aldus geinventariseert in Amsterdam op den 8 april a-o 1645 ende daeran volgende dagen in den sterfhuijs van de voorn. Franchois Cousijn ter presentie van Pieter Jacobsz. ende Hendrick Doeckman.
CommentaryOn 16 February 1634, Francois Cousin, 38, was betrothed to Anna du Puys, from Dornick, widow of Estienne Jordain (2 years) (DTB 442/95). Steven Jordaen was a merchant who invested funds in co-freighting ships, some of them to Moscovy, in the 1610s and 1620s (Wijnroks, Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden 156-1640, p. 376). On 12 April 1635, Pieter Matthijssen, master dyer in the cloth dye-works in the sign of the Swart Laken, declared at the request of a dyer, that, three years previously, when he was master dyer in the cloth dye-works of Anna de Waal, widow of Steven Jordaen, on the Bloemgracht at the sign of the Lamb, the petitioner had been apprenticed to Steven Jordaen to learn dyeing (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijsleven R.G.P. 144(1974), p. 87). Anna de Waal is identical with Anna du Puys. On 3 August 1635, Jan Delbergh transferred to Franchoijs Cosijn and his wife an alderman's obligation with the capital value of 4,841 f. issued by Hendrick Frits. Willem Delbergh (cited in the TEXT of R 269) signed in the name of his father (NA 597, fol. 71-2, Not. Lamberti). On 8 October 1639, Francois Cousin, from Weesp, widower of Anne de Wael, was betrothed to Agniesge Jans, living in Naarden. They were married on 2 November in Weesp (DTB 452/201). On 28 February 1632, Anna de Puis, alias Anna de Wael, assisted by Noel Hostier, her chosen guardian, told Adriaen Tack (cited in the NOTES to R 21444 of Montias2) that, whenever the three large paintings hanging in [Tack's] Voorhuijs and the painting in the Binnenhaert above the bedstead and the clock and other clockwork will be delivered to her, then she would consent to give up any other claims on Tack's possessions and allow him to do anything he might wish with them (NA 842, back of fol. 41). Adriaen Tack was a cloth dyer. On 14 August 1630, Pieter Matthijsen, cloth dyer, declared at the request of Pieter Boddens (probably II, of INVNO 321), that, as meesterknecht of Adriaen Tack, owner of the dyeworks in the Bloemstraet, he knew full well that some cloth that Boddens had sold a few months before to his master Adriaen Tack was of good, commercial quality (Van Dillen, Bronnen tot de geschiedenis van het bedrijftsleven R.G.P. 78(1933), p.723). On 8 August 1634, three apprentice-dyers declared at the request of the honorable Francois Cousin that they had worked in the dying establishment of Noel Hostier (cited above), which Hostier had left on the previous new year's day. They testified over the dyed and undyed goods left by Hostier (Van Dillen, op.cit. 144(1974), p. 62). On 3 August 1635, Jan Delborch (Dilburch), the father-in-law of Catharina Swalmius, transferred to Franchoijs Cosijn a Schepenkennisse (an obligation under aldermen's supervision) for 4,841 f. (see the TEXT of R 269 of Montias1). On 31 January 1637, a cloth finisher declared that he had worked for Anna de Wael in exchange for a garden that he was expected to pay for with his wages. She said she was willing to sell her house on the Bloemgraft on the same condition (Van Dillen, op.cit., 144(1974), p.141).
NotaryL. Lamberti
Total Value5474 |d 6 stuivers
Art Value84 |d 10 st.
# of Items24
Montias1 #373
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Loth 4 f.
0002 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderij van de weduwe van Sarepta 8 f.
0003 [ANONYMOUS] een herdertje met een herderintje 1 f. 5 st.
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Adam ende Eva 3 f.
0005 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Maria beeltgen 1 f. 10 st.
0006 [ANONYMOUS] een scheepvaertje 2 f.
0007[a] [ANONYMOUS] twe landschapjes 12 f.
0007[b] [ANONYMOUS] twe landschapjes 12 f.
0008 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Jacob ende Esau 4 f.
0009 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van de liefde 10 f.
0010 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Joseph 6 f.
0011 [ANONYMOUS] noch een scheepvaertgen 2 f. 10 st.
0012 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery van Venus 3 f.
0013[a] [ANONYMOUS] twe alabastere bortges met Abrams offerhande 2 f. 10 st.
0013[b] [ANONYMOUS] twe alabastere bortges met Abrams offerhande 2 f. 10 st.
0014 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery vant afneming vant cruijs 8 f.
0015 [ANONYMOUS] een landschap van Abrams offerhande 4 f.
0016[a] [ANONYMOUS] twe cleijne schilderytgens synde een harder ende een harderinnetje 1 f. 5 st.
0016[b] [ANONYMOUS] twe cleijne schilderytgens synde een harder ende een harderinnetje 1 f. 5 st.
0017 [ANONYMOUS] eenige tronijen van een doot kint f 8:--:--
0018[a] [ANONYMOUS] drie oude schilderyen met een oude tafel 2 f.
0018[b] [ANONYMOUS] drie oude schilderyen met een oude tafel 2 f.
0019 [ANONYMOUS] een schildery
0020 [ANONYMOUS] een out schilderytge van Abraham daer hij Hager uijtleijt 1 f. 10 st.
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