Jan Boumeester

(c. 1629 - 1681)
BOUMEESTER, Jan Born circa. 1629 Quakenbruck Germany, died 1681 Amsterdam Netherlands. Very significant early Dutch maker. Established in Amsterdam from 1653. Nephew through marriage of Gerrit Menslage, a luthier earlier established in the city. Both men worked in the Oude Kerk parish. His work is now exceedingly rare, but his was evidently one of the most important workshops in Amsterdam, probably employing Jan Vos, Gijsbert and Jacobus Verbeeck, Dirck ten Bos, as well as Boumeester’s son Harmanus. After his death in 1681, it was continued at first by his widow, then by his daughter Margareta, and finally by Jan Vos in 1704. Labels are reported with Boomeester’s name up to 1688. Highly

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