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Hanswyck, Jacques van

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Inventory #781
ArchiveGemeentearchief Amsterdam
Call NumberWK 5073/935
TypeOrphan Chamber
Family NameHanswyck
Owner NameHanswyck, Jacques van
Owner Notesgoods sold at the request of Hans van Hanswyck
OccupationMerchant (largescale)
ResidenceInt Nayersse in de Warmoesstraet in Amsterdam
IntroductionDen vierden, 5en, 6en february 1599 syn ten versoucke van Mr. Hans van Hanswyck vercoft de goederen achtergelaten by Jacques van Hanswyck syn broeder en syn [zal. ?] huysvrou.
CommentaryJacques van Hanswyck I, originally from Antwerp, paid a tax of 4 gulden in 1585, living on the St. Annenstraet in Amsterdam (Van Dillen, Amsterdam, p. 26.). He was a shareholder in the expedition of Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck to the East Indies in 1598 (C. Romburch et al. Beredeneerd Register op de Werken der Linschoten-Vereeniging, p. 271). Since Jacques van Hanswyck had died by the date of this inventory, it must have been his nephew Jacques van Hanswyck de jonge (the son of Hans van Hanswyjck) who invested 7500 f. in the first subscription to V.O.C. shares. Hans and Jacques van Hanswyck (II) had an account at the Wisselbank of 1 folio in 1612 and 2 folios in 1615 (Van Dillen, Het oudste aandeelhoudersregister, p. 170. Van Dillen confutes the father and the son.) This inventory was followed by two smaller inventories, both drawn up at the request of Hans van Hanswyck: the first of the goods of Leijntge van Hanswyck (total, 260 f., including 4 bortges bought by Jan Jansz. Beusemacker for 1 f.), the second of the goods belonging to Anneke van Hanswyck (total 196 f. 14 st., no works of art). Leijntge and Anneke were presumably sisters of Jacques I and Hans van Hanswyck. The death inventory of Jacob van Hanswijck II, dated 27 January 1639, contained, along with many other paintings (without attributions), two portraits of Hans van Hanswijck and of Erm Claes, who were presumably his uncle and aunt. The inventory was made at the request of Hercules Roch, Jacob Roch and Hendrick Lens (NA 840, film 567, Not. Hoogenboom). On 15 November 1617, Carlo van Heldewier, Isaacq Coymans, and Adriaen van Nieulandt made a deposition at the request of Daniel van Gele (Geel) (of R 31393? of Montias2) concerning two paintings by Henrick van Steenwijck, presently in London, being two paintings (on copper) in perspective, one by day and one by night, which Daniel van Geel had bought from the Antwerp art dealer Anthony Goetkint. The transaction had been effected in the house of Jacques van Hanswyck (II) (Bredius, K√ľnstler-inventare, p.167n.) Anthony Goetkint was active in the Antwerp and Paris markets. In 1630, the painters Adriaen van Stalbemt and Jacques Jordaens testified at his request before an Antwerp notary that he, Goetkint, had gone to France with his stock of paintings before the prohibition to carry on correspondence with France had been issued (Duverger, Antwerpse kunstinventarissen 4(1989), p.14.) Goetkint's sister Sara was married to the painter Abraham Janssens (ibid. p. 135).
NotaryGerrit Jansz. Bock
Total Value2368 |d 8 st. 6 pen.
Art Value9 |d 11 st.
# of Items9
Montias1 #684
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Lot Type Artist Title Subject Verbatim Entry
0001 [ANONYMOUS] borden f -: 8:--
0002[a] [ANONYMOUS] 2 rontges f 1: 5:--
0002[b] [ANONYMOUS] 2 rontges f 1: 5:--
0003 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort f 1: 4:--
0004 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort f -:12:--
0005 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort f 1:15:--
0006 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort van de woestinne f 2: 2:--
0007 [ANONYMOUS] 1 crucifix f 1: 5:--
0008 [ANONYMOUS] 1 bort van den palas van Paris f 2: 2:--
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