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  • ID: ind02436
  • Name: Douw Janszoon VANARENTSVELT
  • Given Name: Douw Janszoon
  • Surname: VanArentsvelt
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1580 in Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands 1
  • Note:
  • Baptism: 2
  • Death: 1653
  • Age: 73y in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands 1 2
  • Note: b. Harlingen, Friesland, Netherlands; d. Leiden, Friesland, Netherlands; was a master glazier (glassware merchant) who settled in Leyden soon after 1600; where he met and m. Maria Janse, dau. of Jans of Wassenaer, from Roozenberg, widow of Vechtor Vechterzoon Cuyper, also a glass worker. Douw became Burgess (Mayor) of Leyden in 1615 and also head of the glassmakers guild. He had many apprentices and at his death had many houses in the Kort Rappenburg part of Leyden, east side; full name Douw Janszoon deVries VanArentsvelt which means Douw s/o Jans of Vries from Arents Field; Douw's second son was Gerard Douw (also known as Gerrit Dou), a popular Dutch genre and portrait painter of Leiden. Gerard was apprenticed to an engraver and worked from 1628 to 1631 in the studio of the young Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn. Although he occasionally borrowed Rembrandt's themes, he was more detailed and meticulous in his execution. His scenes of domestic, middle-class life were tremendously popular and often imitated. Among his most famous works are Evening Light (Rijks Museum), Young Man (The Hague), The Cook (Louvre), and a self-portrait (Metropolitan Museum). He was the founder of the school known as the Fijnschilders ('fine painters') whose influence lasted into the nineteenth century. His whole life was spent in Leiden, where he owned four houses. Gerrit Dou never married and had the reputation of being obsessively neat and detail-oriented. He died in Leiden in 1675 and was buried in the St. Pieters Kerk on 9 February of the same year. [R035] Amsterdam Records of the Fonda Family; [R074a] The Mayflower Descendant >> <<


    Marriage 1 Maria JANS b: 1589 in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands
    • Married: NOV 1609 Religious Marriage in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands
    • Note: m. Leiden, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
    1. Has Children Volckert Jansen DOUW b: 1610 in Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
    2. Has No Children Gerard DOUW b: 07 APR 1613 in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands
    3. Has Children Hester Douw JANS b: 1616 in Leiden, South-Holland, Netherlands

    Marriage 2 Elsge DOUWES b: 1590 in Netherlands

      1. Title: Amsterdam Records of the Fonda Family
        Fonda Family
        Publication: New York, NY
        Publisher: The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record
        Issue: F1
        Edition: Vol. 119, No. 1 (January 1988), pp.1-5
        Author: Cooney, Robert G. Jr.
      2. Title: The Mayflower Descendant
        Quarterly Publication
        Publication: Plymouth, MA
        Publisher: General Society of Mayflower Descendants
        Publication Date: 1897
        Issue: C14
        Edition: Vol. 1-46
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