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2021-10-doc2 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Rembrandt’s ‘bankruptcy’

The eye of the financial storm around Rembrandt concerns his ‘bankruptcy’, another episode covered in my forthcoming book ‘Rembrandt’s Money. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland’ (see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/ and subsequent blogs since). In July 1656, Rembrandt requested a court to grant him ‘cessio bonorum’. The historic roots and the 17th century meaning of cessio… Read More »2021-10-doc2 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Rembrandt’s ‘bankruptcy’

2021-10-doc1 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – 4 October, a day to remember

For Rembrandt addicts, 4 October is a prominent date. In the Register of Deaths of the Westerkerk it is recorded: ‘On 4 October 1669 [my] cousin, Rembrant van Rhijn, painter died (‘den 4 8b[er] is overleeden neeff Rembrant van Rhijn schilder’). The date of his passing away is given in a note by a relative of Rembrandt, Nicolaes Sebastiaensz Vinck.… Read More »2021-10-doc1 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – 4 October, a day to remember

2021-09-doc3 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Titus and the Orphans Chamber

Yet, another theme in my forthcoming book ‘Rembrandt’s Money. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland’ (see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/) relates to Saskia Uylenburgh, Rembrandt’s wife. Last month I provided a sketch of the question which law applied to the marriage of Rembrandt and Saskia Uylenburgh? The laws of Friesland or those of Holland? Rembrandt noted in… Read More »2021-09-doc3 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Titus and the Orphans Chamber

2021-09-doc2 Aanbieding eerste exemplaar WHOA-bundel aan minister Dekker

Op 15 september 2021 heb ik namens de redactie van de Serie Recht en Praktijk Insolventierecht (uitgever Wolters Kluwer) het eerste exemplaar van het boek ‘WHOA van wet naar recht’ uitgereikt aan de heer Drs. S. Dekker, Minister voor Rechtsbescherming. Hieronder de tekst die ik, samengevat, uitsprak: Excellentie, De boekenserie Recht en Praktijk Insolventierecht staat onder redactie van mr. dr.… Read More »2021-09-doc2 Aanbieding eerste exemplaar WHOA-bundel aan minister Dekker

2021-09-doc1 The purchaseprice in 1639 for Rembrandt’s house

One of the themes in my forthcoming book ‘Rembrandt’s Money’. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland (see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/) relates to the house he lived in since 1639 (with Saskia and with their son Titus since 1641). The building is in the neighbourhood of the Sint Antoniesluis, ie the Breestraat, presently the location of the… Read More »2021-09-doc1 The purchaseprice in 1639 for Rembrandt’s house

2021-08-doc3 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Hendrick and Saskia Uylenburgh

Last month, mid July, I announced my forthcoming book ‘Rembrandt’s Money’. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland. See https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/. In that same month I explained what the book covers and what it does not, see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc10-rembrandts-money-forthcoming-wysiwyg-and-opposite/. Business relatonship with Hendrick Uylenburgh As indicated in another previous blog https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-08-doc2-rembrandts-money-forthcoming-early-years/ there have been reasons for Rembrandt… Read More »2021-08-doc3 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Hendrick and Saskia Uylenburgh

2021-08-doc2 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Early years

Last month, mid July 2021, I announced my forthcoming book ‘Rembrandt’s Money’. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland. See https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/. In that same month I explained what the book covers and what it does not, see https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc10-rembrandts-money-forthcoming-wysiwyg-and-opposite/. Here follows another peek at my work. Challenges. One of the challenges studying 17th century sources, legal… Read More »2021-08-doc2 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – Early years

2021-08-doc1 Brazil’s first ‘Model Law’ judgment: Prosafe SE

Until recently bankruptcy law in Brazil did not contain provisions on international insolvency law. The country is a party to the Code of Bustamante of 1928, concluded between 15 Latin and Middle American States, but this regional framework has not been applied often. Renewed Brazilian bankruptcy law, in force since the first decade on this century, did not contain international… Read More »2021-08-doc1 Brazil’s first ‘Model Law’ judgment: Prosafe SE

2021-07-doc10 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – wysiwyg (and opposite)

It pleases me greatly to have received several enthousiast reactions on my blog of two weeks ago, announcing the publication of my new book ‘Rembrandt’s Money’. The legal and financial life of an artist-entrepreneur in 17th century Holland, forthcoming in November 2021. See https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc6-rembrandts-money-forthcoming/. Let me now give you a peek on what the book covers and what it does not.… Read More »2021-07-doc10 Rembrandt’s Money (forthcoming) – wysiwyg (and opposite)

2021-07-doc9 Gedwongen schuldregeling en de kribbige crediteur

Dit is de laatste blog met de uitnodiging om met me mee te denken en input geven om zo bij te dragen aan de concept-tekst voor de 5e druk van Wessels Insolventierecht IX, Schuldsaneringsregeling natuurlijke personen. Voor de idee achter dit ‘deliberate public participatory drafting process’, zie https://bobwessels.nl/blog/2021-07-doc2-meeschrijven-met-wessels-ix-5e-druk-schuldsanering/. In deze vijfde blog aandacht voor de halsstarrige houding van een wettelijk… Read More »2021-07-doc9 Gedwongen schuldregeling en de kribbige crediteur