Art at Auction in 17th Century Amsterdam
In this study of Amsterdam's Golden Age cultural elite, John Michael Montias analyzes records of auctions from the Orphan Chamber of Amsterdam through the first half of the seventeenth century, revealing a wealth of information on some 2,000 art buyers' regional origins, social and religious affiliations, wealth, and aesthetic preferences. Chapters focus not only on the art dealers who bought at these auctions, but also on buyers who had special connections with individual artists.
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Concluding Words on Auctions
Artists and Merchants in the Trade
Johannes de Renialme
The Story of a Merchant Who Thought
Rubenss Promise to Hans Thijsz
Marten van den Broeck
Jean le Bleu Francois Venant
What Santa Claus Brought to the Youth of Amsterdam
A Collector Who Held On to His Purchase for Over Fifty Years
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17th century Abraham Alewijn Admirael Adriaen Amstelodamum Amsterdam Andries Anthonie Antwerp art dealer artists auction sales Baerle Bisschop born bought Bredius Broeck brother bulbs buyer at auction chapter cited Claes Claesz Codde collector Conincxloo Cornelis Cornelis van Haarlem Counter-Remonstrant Coymans Cruijpenning daughter death Dirck document Eeghen father Frans Hals Gerrit Gillis gulden Haarlem Hendrick Hoeve ibid inventory Isaack Isaacksz Jacob Jacobsz Jan Basse Jan van Maerlen Karel van Mander landscape Lastman lots Lucas Luce Maria married Marten merchant Neurenburgh Nicolaes Nieulandt notarial Notebooks op.cit Orphan Chamber auctions Orphan Chamber sales Oud Holland paid painter paintings percent period Pieter Pieter Claesz Pieter Codde Pieter Lastman Pietersz portrait prints probably purchases Rauwart records Rembrandt Rembrandt van Rijn Remonstrant Rijssen sample Schiedam Smijters sold Soldt Someren stuivers Swalmius Thijsz Thivaert Thoor total value tronie tulip uitdraagsters Uylenburgh Vroedschap widow wife Willem