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schilder, tekenaar, kunsthandelaar
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Noord-Nederlands
Geboren
Alkmaar 1617
c. 1617 (Thieme/Becker 1947). Houbraken wrongly stated that he was born in 1607.
Overleden
Amsterdam 1692-01
Arnold Houbraken writes that Emanuel de Witte, who always had great money problems, committed suicide after the landlord demanded the rent and he was unable to pay him. De Witte was planning to hang himself on the railing of the Korsjespoort Bridge, but the rope broke and the old man fell into the Singel and drowned. Because a severe frost set in that evening, his body was found at the Haarlemmersluis only eleven weeks later - after the thaw had set in. If this is a correct statement by Houbraken, De Witte died in the end of January 1692. In January, a light frost that froze the waters, set in on the 16th. Only on 22/23 January a severe frost period followed, combined with lots of snow and wind (all over north-western Europe). This weather continued in Holland till 23 February, when thaw set in with rain. It therefore seems the most plausible, that De Witte drowned in the end of January 1692. See: J. Buisman and A.F.V. van Engelen, Duizend jaar weer, wind en water in de Lage Landen, vol. 5, Franeker 2006, p. 176 (Jan Kosten 2008).
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son of Pieter de Wit and Jacomyntje Marynus van der Beck. De Witte was first married in Delft on 4 October 1642 with Geertje Ariaens van de Velde. After becomming a widower, he posted banns on 3 September 1655 in Amsterdam with Lysbeth Lodewycx van der Plass (De Vries 1886).
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  • Alkmaar 1636
    member of st. Luke´s Guild
  • Delft 1637 - 1639
    apprenticeship with Evert van Aelst
  • Rotterdam 1639 - 1640
  • Delft 1641 - 1650
    rented housing in the Choorstraat
  • Amsterdam 1652 - 1692
    The Witte's new wife was a bad choice. Together with De Witte's daughter Jacomijnje she was charged in 1658 for repeated theft at the neighbors. It was their ability to cross the fence, to get into a captain's house through the roof or through a hole in the wall. The pregnant Lysbeth was publicly chastized and then banned from the city for six years. Jacomijnje was locked in the ' Spinhuis' [women's workhouse] for a year. Lysbeth, who lived in a cabin outside the 2nd Sint Antoniespoort, had their child baptized in a hidden Catholic church in the following year . When she died in 1663, she was solemnly brought into church. Emanuel de Witte sold his furniture and got shelter in the Kloveniersdoelen, thanks to his contacts and some influential customers. Macon 1903 cites a letter in the Condé archive from April 1683. In it Bernard Lenet (abbé de la Victoire) wrote to the prince de Condé on 9 April 1683 concerning de Witte, who had sold the prince a beautiful painting by Anthony Mor: it so happened, that Witte's son stole all the money the prince had paid to his father for the painting, who was now unable to eat or drink ou off shear anxiety and misery. Lenet asks the prince to find a solution. Now no son of De Witte is known sofar, but it is well possibly that the thief was daughter Jacomijnje again, up to her old tricks (Macon 1903. The story is also told by Toliopoulou 1991 and Levert 2017A, although Levert doesn' make the connection with Emanuel de Witte and just calls the victim de Witte, as does Ecartico under no. 24586. J. Kosten, July 2021).
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In dit veld worden de diverse onderwerpscategorieën of genres vermeld die in het oeuvre van de beschreven kunstenaar voorkomen. De inhoud van dit veld is doorgaans meer gebaseerd op het aanwezige beeldmateriaal in het RKD dan op de literatuur.
dorpsgezichten, genrevoorstelling, havengezicht, historie (als genre), kerkinterieur, mythologie, portret, landschap (als genre), winterlandschap, marine (als genre), interieurs
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olieverf
Ingevoerd op: 1992-02-01; Laatste wijziging: 2021-08-12

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