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Debt of Rubens to Jordaens (30 May 1640 to 24 June 1641)

Abstract

According a post in Rubens’ death inventory the heirs still owed Jordaens 240 guilders for finishing two paintings of Hercules and Andromeda. Both paintings for Philips IV, king of Spain, remained unfinished after Rubens’ death.

Place and date
Antwerp, 30-05-1640 ó 24-06-1641

Archival reference
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notarial Archives, notary T. Guyot, N # 1894, [unpaged] nr. CXV

Transcription
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, N # 1894 [unpaged] CXV

Transcribed by Piet Bakker

Publication history

Document described in:

  • Génard, ‘De nalatenschap van P.P. Rubens’, Antwerpsch Archievenblad, II, 1865, pp. 81, 136
  • Rooses, L’Oeuvre de P.P. Rubens. Histoire et descriptions de ses tableaux et dessins, I-V (Antwerpen, 1886-92) III, p. 148-149, nr. 668
  • Denucé, De Antwerpsche ‘Konstkamers’. Inventarissen van Kunstverzamelingen te Antwerpen in de 16e en 17e Eeuwen (Bronnen voor de Geschiedenis van de Vlaamsche Kunst, II), Antwerpen 1932, p. 83, doc. 22 (II), nr. CXV
  • R. Martin, ‘Rubens’ Last Mythological Paintings for Philips IV’, Gentse Bijdragen tot de Kunstgeschiedenis, XXIV, 1976
  • A. d’Hulst, Nora De Poorter en Marc van Denven, cat. tent. Jacob Jordaens (1593-1678), (Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerpen; Brussel 1993) p. 13

How to cite: Bakker, Piet. “Debt of Rubens to Jordaens.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies.
jordaensvandyck.org/archive/debt-of-rubens-to-jordaens-30-may-1640-to-24-june-1641/ (accessed 22 October 2019)

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Unpaged

Vuijtgeven ende lasten tegens den ontfanck ende profijtten hier vore gestelt

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Expenses and debts prior to receipts and profits

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CXV

Aen Sr. Jordaens voor het opmaecken van twee schilderijen die mede vercocht sijn om naer Spaengien teseijnden te wetene eenen Hercules ende een Andromeda comt [gld.] 240

To Jordaens for finishing two paintings which have also been sold to be sent to Spain, namely a Hercules and an Andromeda [gld.] 240