The Montias Database of 17th Century Dutch Art Inventories


Timmerman, Paulus (II)

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Inventory #475
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call Number2089B, fol. 669 and foll., film 2233
Purposedeath inventory
Family NameTimmerman
Owner NameTimmerman, Paulus (II)
Owner Notesand his widow Joanna van Seller
Life Dates1589 |d c. 1660
Marriage Date1626/02/27
Type of CeremonyPui
OccupationMerchant (largescale)
ResidenceAt the time of his marriage with Jannetje van Seller, he was living on the Princegracht
IntroductionInventaris van den imboel huijsraet en meubilen metter doot ontruijmt ende nagelaten byden heer Paulus Timmerman in zyn leven bewinthebber van de Westindische Comp-e hier ter stede sooals hy de selve gemeen beseeten heeft met Juffr. Joanna van Seller desselfs nagelaten wedue, beschreven opt aengeven van de vergrifte Joanna van Seller door my Joannes Hellerus ... Getaxeert door Lysbeth Martens en Comeryntje Cornelis gesworen schatsers. Postscript: Verclaerde de voors. Lysbet Martens en Comeryntje Cornelis de voors. goederen ten prijsen daernevens gestelt getaxeert te hebben, aldus geinventariseert ten overstaen van Jan Cranendoncq en Joan de Raet den 5 maij a-o 1660
CommentaryPaulus Timmerman II was apparently the grandson of Paulus Timmerman I, a major trader in commerce with Russia as early as 1545, born in Riga, who was married to Marie Coelckies (Wijnroks, Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden 1560-1640, p. 95). Paulus Timmerman II was the son of Jeuriaen Timmerman I who assisted him on the occasion of his betrothal with Magdalena Camps (or Campen) on 5 May 1614. Paulus, born in Riga, was then 24 years old. Magdalena, 25, born in Aachen, was assisted by her father Pieter Camps and her mother Lysbeth Blokkering (DTB 418/91). Paulus II was a sugar refiner. His father was Jeuriaen (or Jorgen) Timmerman I. He was the brother of Magdalena Timmerman I who married the sugar refiner David Nuyts. Jeuriaen Timmerman I, born in Antwerp, invested 12,000 f. in the first subscription for V.O.C. shares (Van Dillen, Het oudste aandeelhoudersregister, p. 159 and Elias, Vroedschap, p. 170). He was frequently cited in freighting and letters-of-exchange documents in the 1590s. On 17 October 1597, for instance, he constituted himself surety for a letter of credit issued by Johannes Thimolteo Happach, merchant in Riga (Winkelman, Bronnen voor de geschiedenis van het Oostzeehandel R.G.P., 178(1981), p. 105.) On 20 May 1615, Paulus Timmerman (II), widower of Magdalena Campen, was betrothed to Jannetje van Zeller (DTB 764/2). Jannetje van Zeller survived him. Paulus Timmerman II is probably identical with Paul Tymmerman who attempted to operate a sugar-refining factory in London about 1616. It was alleged by the London sugar refiners that this Tymmerman hath combined with divers strangers beyond Seas, and hath their so greate a Stock of money, as if he should be sufffered to use this Art, within or neere the Cittie, it would sucke out the hart and sweete of this business from the English (cited in Violet Barbour, Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th century, reprint, 1963, p. 121). On 27 June 1627, Paulus Timmerman II and Joanne van Zeller had their daughter Cristina baptized in the N.K. in the presence of Cristina van Zeller. For the inventory of Magdalena Timmerman (II), another daughter of Paulus Timmerman II, see the inventory of her husband Jacob Rotgans, INVNO 463. In 1631, Paulus Timmerman II, living on the East side of the Keysersgracht, paid a tax of 140 f. Samuel Timmerman and Maria Timmermans, who were listed next to his name, paid 150 f. and 30 f. respectively (Kohier, fol. 301 vo. and 302, p. 69). In the inventory of Barbara Berrewijns, widow of Pieter Boudart, an obligation issued by Pauwels Timmerman II and Samuel Timmerman dated 3 September 1634 was cited (NA 563A, film 6544). Paulus Timmerman II, Samuel Timmerman, and Maria Timmerman were probably siblings. On 11 December 1636, Sr. Paulus Timmerman II gave a procuration to Jacques Thiery in London to liquidate some affairs he had jointly with Jan Thiery in that city (NA 414A, fol. 522). On 22 March 1638, he gave Abraham van der Canter a procuration, again to liquidate his affairs with Jan (or Joan) Thiery in London (NA 417, film 6434). On 10 August 1637, he testified regarding the course of W.I.C. shares at the request of Samuel Gilles (NA 637B, film 4982). Paulus Timmerman II, the owner of the goods in this inventory, had became a director of the W.I.C. by 1657 (Johannes de Laet, History of the W.I.C.). Paulus Timmerman III, who was probably the son of Paulus Timmerman II, married Henrica (Henrietta) van der Houve on 30 December 1669. She was the daughter of Aper Jacobsz. van der Hoeven and of Adriana Strick and the grand niece of Robbrecht van der Hoeve (of R 24408 of Montias2). Aper Jacobsz. was the grandson of Aper van der Hoeve, the famous Delft collector and amateur of the arts (whose collection was cited by Van Mander) (for details on the Van der Hoeve family, see Ons Voorgeslacht 56(2001), pp. 1-63).
NotaryJ. Hellerus
AppraiserLysbeth Martens and Comeryntje Cornelis
Total Value3610 |d
Art Value526 |d 10 stuivers
# of Items49
Montias1 #375
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije in de sael, waerin geschildert staet een esel f 150
0002 DUSART, CHRISTIAEN JANSZ. een schilderije, van Dusart f 80
0003 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van een blompot f 20
0004 [ANONYMOUS] een cleijn lantschapje 8 f
0005 [ANONYMOUS] een wat groter lantschap f 16
0006 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van Tobias f 20
0007 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van Vulcanus f 20
0008 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van scheepjens f 7
0009 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van Venus f 30
0010 [ANONYMOUS] een bancketschilderije f 15
0011 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van ossen f 15
0012[a] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschappen no. f 30
0012[b] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschappen no. f 30
0012[c] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschappen no. f 30
0012[d] [ANONYMOUS] 4 lantschappen no. f 30
0013 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderye van de liefde f 10
0014[a] [ANONYMOUS] 2 lange schilderijtjes f 10
0014[b] [ANONYMOUS] 2 lange schilderijtjes f 10
0015 [ANONYMOUS] een schilderije van Hercules f 25
0016[a] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen en een cleijn schilderijtje f 4
0016[b] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen en een cleijn schilderijtje f 4
0016[c] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen en een cleijn schilderijtje f 4
0016[d] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen en een cleijn schilderijtje f 4
0016[e] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen en een cleijn schilderijtje f 4
0016[f] [ANONYMOUS] 5 princen ende een schilderijtje f 4
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