Archival Research

Van Dyck


‘St Mathys and St Jacob’ in the inventory of Jan Baptista Borrekens (22 June 1668)

Abstract

The panel paintings ‘Two (study) Heads of Apostles’ and ‘St Matthew and St Jacob’ by Van Dyck were mentioned in the inventory of decease of Jan Baptista Borrekens.

Place and date
Antwerp, 22-06-1668

Archival reference
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, N # 1345, 22-06-1668.

Transcription
Felixarchief / Antwerp City Archives, Notaris Herman Duys (1664-1669), N # 1345, 22-06-1668.

Images: © FelixArchief, Stadsarchief Antwerpen

Transcribed by Ingrid Moortgat

Publication history

Published by:

  • Duverger, Erik. Antwerpse kunstinventarissen uit de zeventiende eeuw. Brussel : Koninklijke Academie voor Wetenschappen, Letteren en Schone Kunsten van België, 1984-2009, vol. 9, p 133.

Extract published by:

  • Van Den Branden, Frans Jos. “Verzameling van schilderijen te Antwerpen.” In Antwerpsch Archievenblad, dl. 21, p 460-464.
  • Denucé, Jan. De Antwerpsche “konstkamers” : inventarissen van kunstverzamelingen te Antwerpen in de 16e en 17e eeuwen. Antwerpen: De Sikkel, 1932, p 252-257.
  • Donnet, F. “Un Van Dyck Inconnu.” In Académie Royale d’Archéologie de Belgique, bulletin 5me série 1, 1898, p 388-389.

Panel Paintings 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 71.
  • As reference in the provenance of the panel paintings “Christ and the Twelve Apostles”.

How to cite: Moortgat, Ingrid. “’St Mathys and St Jacob’ in the inventory of Jan Baptista Borrekens.” In Jordaens Van Dyck Panel Paintings Project. Edited by Joost Vander Auwera and Justin Davies.
jordaensvandyck.org/archive/st-mathys-and-st-jacob-in-the-inventory-of-jan-baptista-borrekens/ (accessed 1 December 2022)

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Inventaris van <principaelste, superscript> meubele goederen
ende huysraet, berustende <in den grooten, superscript> huyse van
S[eigneu]r Jan Bap[tis]ta Borrekens, <genaempt St Jan, superscript> gestaen op den
Oever alhier, begonst den 22 juny 1668.


After the introduction the notary lists the goods found in the home of the deceased.

Inventory of the goods of Jan Baptista Borrekens found in his residence named St Jan on the Oever. The inventory is made by the notary Herman Duys at the request of the deceased.


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In this part of the inventory the paintings found in the ‘derde camer beneden’ (third room downstairs) are registered.


Noch twee panneelen [apo, doorstreept] met lysten synde trognien van appostelen
geschildert by Van Dyck


Noch twee appostelen van Van Dyck St Mathys ende St Jacop


Two more panels with frames being (studies for) heads of apostles

painted by Van Dyck


Two more apostles by Van Dyck St Mathys and St Jacop