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De Staalmeesters by Rembrandt Source: Wikipedia Commons
Jansz Volkert, born ca. 1610 at Hoorn, died there 1681, a  well-to-do cloth merchant on the Nieuwedijk at Amsterdam, was a syndic of the Cloth Guild. As such he was depicted in 1661 by Rembrandt in the famous painting "De Staalmeesters" (the Cloth Syndics) now found in the Amsterdam Rijksmuseum (Jansz is the second person to the left, standing). He was also the owner of an art cabinet in which he collected paintings, books, and curiosi­ties, and was a member and probably a deacon of the Old Frisian Mennonite church (Bloemstraat congregation) at Amsterdam. His last years he spent in the home of Jacob Fransz Sleutel, who was married to his sister Aaltje Jans.


Algemeen Doopsgezinte Weekblad XII (1957-58): No. 41, p. 5.

Yearbook Amstelodamum (1957).

Author(s) Nanne van der Zijpp
Date Published 1959

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. "Volkert, Jansz (ca. 1610-1681)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1959. Web. 27 Apr 2017.,_Jansz_(ca._1610-1681)&oldid=109637.

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Zijpp, Nanne van der. (1959). Volkert, Jansz (ca. 1610-1681). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 27 April 2017, from,_Jansz_(ca._1610-1681)&oldid=109637.

Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Kitchener, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 847. All rights reserved.

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