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Van Dyck


‘Mary Magdalene’ in inventory of Erasmus II Quellinus (November 1678 & March 1679)

Abstract

The panel painting ‘Young Woman Resting her Head on her Hand (probably a Penitent Mary Magdalene)’ by Van Dyck was mentioned in the inventory of decease of Erasmus II Quellinus, painter. He died on the 7th of November 1678.

Place and date
Antwerp, 7-11-1678 and 22, 24, 27-03-1679

Archival reference
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, N # 274, f° 522-525, 541-547

Transcription
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notaris Hendrik Boonen (1678-1679), N # 274, f° 522-525, 541-547,7-11-1678 and 22, 24, 27-03-1679

Transcribed by Ingrid Moortgat

Publication history

Extract published by:

  • Duverger, Erik. (1984-2009). Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw. Brussel : Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, 1984-2009, 10, p 348.
  • Denucé, Jan. De Antwerpsche “konstkamers” : inventarissen van kunstverzamelingen te Antwerpen in de 16e en 17e eeuwen. Antwerpen: De Sikkel, 1932, p 272-296.
  • De Bruyn, J.P.. Erasmus II Quellinus (1607-1678). De schilderijen met catalogue raisonné. Vlaamse schilders uit de tijd van de grote meesters, dl. 4 Freren, 1988, p 313-328.

Panel Painting mentioned in:

  • Barnes, Susan J., Nora De Poorter, Oliver Millar and Horst Vey. Van Dyck. A Complete Catalogue of the Paintings. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2004, p 58-59.
  • As reference in the provenance of the paper on panel painting
    “Young Woman Resting her Head on her Hand (probably a Penitent Mary Magdalene)”.

How to cite: Moortgat, Ingrid. “’Mary Magdalene’ in inventory of Erasmus II Quellinus.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies.
jordaensvandyck.org/archive/mary-magdalene-in-inventory-of-erasmus-ii-quellinus/ (accessed 1 December 2022)

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Folio 1

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Folio 522r

[In de marge: Inventaris van de
goederen bevonden
ten huijse van
s[ei]g[neu]r Erasmus
Quellinus
overleden den
[onleesbaar] 1678 in sijn
woonhuyse gestaen
Appelstraet alhier] [1]

[1] This archival document starts immediately with the listing of the goods found in the home of the deceased, the introduction is not preserved. The comment in the margin reveals the name of the departed.

 

Inventory of the goods of Erasmus Quellinus. He died on the 7th of November 1678 in his residence in the Appelstraet. The notary continued the inventory on the 22th, 24 th and 27 th -of March 1679 in the presence of Hubertus Quellinus and Reijnier Adriaenssens.

(Study of the) head of Maria Magdalena by Van Dijck.

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Folio 522v

In this part of the inventory the paintings and drawings owned by the deceased are registered.


Maria Magdalena tronie van Van Dijck


 

Inventory of the goods of Erasmus Quellinus. He died on the 7th of November 1678 in his residence in the Appelstraet. The notary continued the inventory on the 22th, 24 th and 27 th -of March 1679 in the presence of Hubertus Quellinus and Reijnier Adriaenssens.

(Study of the) head of Maria Magdalena by Van Dijck.