Abraham Aryensz Corstendonk / Corssendonck (before 1650-after 1700). Painter in the rough (kladschilder). In Guild 1668; headman 1690-91. In 1668 he lived on the north side of Burgwal (paying a rent of 44 guilders), in 1677 on Jacob Gerritsstraat number 5 at the corner of Kromstraat. In 1688 his family sold another house behind De Toelast (The Large Vat) on Kromstraat, probably in the middle of the north side. For Toelast also see Pick.

Note. RKD Bredius archive, box 'Steden D-F', shows an extract of 28 June 1677 testament in which he leaves his painters' gear to Jacob Arjen Corstendonk. On 8 May 1668 he rents a house for 44 guilders a year at Burchwal (Not. C. Van Bleyswijk). Kromstraat in GAD file Koopbrieven Huiseigenaren, letter C. De Toelast, according to a newspaper cutting in that GAD file, was on the site of a restaurant and garden named Reyndorp which was first replaced by Allwave, then by De Kurk (The Cork). Not in Thieme-B., but family members are mentioned. Death year in Montias 1981, p 202. GAD internet DTB inv. shows he was a witness on 3 Oct. 1683. Saur XXI, p. 340. On guild list on 1661, 4 april a family member (?) Jacop Corsendonck (?-1675) painter-in-the-rough, Delft*

There is another Abraham Aryensz Corstendonk who sold a house on west side of Markt, between Waag and Pelikaan, in 1643. There is some confusion between identities.


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