Johan Coelenbier / Colombier (active 1636-1655), businessman, painter, painting dealer. Mainly active in Haarlem his business address in Delft is unknown. In 1676 he bought a group of 26 paintings for 500 guilders from Vermeer's impoverished widow Catherina.
Note. RKD, Bredius archive, artist folder mentions docs. From 1636, 1638, 1651, 1655. Montias 1993, p. 383, doc. 362. Bredius Kunstler-inventare quotes a number of his paintings valued between 5 and 11 guilders.
This page forms part of a large encyclopedic site on Delft. Research by Drs. Kees Kaldenbach (email). A full presentation is on view at johannesvermeer.info.
Launched 16 February 2005; Last update March 1, 2017. More info in the RKD site.