6 Januari: Drie koningen, Jean Rabo verdronk 249 jaar geleden

Driekoningen Troost Teylers museum
Driekoningen Cornelis Troost. Collectie Teylers museum

6 januari: drie koningen

Op drie koningen werd in de Republiek der Zeven Provinciën der Nederlanden in achttiende eeuw, zowel thuis als op straat, uitbundig feest gevierd.

In 1769 verdronk op de dag van dit feest Jean Rabo, de gepensioneerde kamerdienaar van Willem IV en Anna van Hannover, in de sloot naast de brouwerij De Ooievaar in Den Haag.

Jan Punt Jean Rabo detail

Jean Rabo in 1751

Om een misdrijf uit te sluiten werd op dezelfde dag, zoals gewoonlijk bij verdrinking, een lijkschouwing gedaan.

Het verslag hiervan is terug te vinden in het Nationaal Archief in Den Haag. Opvallend is dat in dit document nergens verwezen wordt naar zijn uiterlijk of afkomst. Hij wordt ‘Rabbo gewezen kamerdienaar van Wijlen Zijn Hoogheid’ genoemd.

DSC_2546 Schouw lijk van Rabo 1769
Collectie Nationaal Archief Den Haag

Het Haagse Hof nam de kosten voor zijn begrafenis op zich. Dat deden ze voor de meeste bedienden en gepensioneerde bedienden. Twee mensen werden aangewezen als zijn erfgenamen. Zij kregen het nog resterende pensioengeld.

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About me:

In 2008 I was guest curator of the exhibition Black is beautiful. Rubens to Dumas. Important advisors: Elizabeth McGrath (Rubens and colleagues, Warburg institute Image of the Black in Western Art collection), Carl Haarnack (slavery in books), Elmer Kolfin (slavery in prints and paintings) en Adi Martis (contemporary art). Gary Schwartz made his research for The Image of the Black in Western Art available to me.

Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover
Black beautiful Rubens to Dumas cover

In 2014 my essay ‘Painted Blacks and Radical Imagery in the Netherlands (1900-1940)’ was published in The Image of the Black in Western Art Volume V (I). (ed. David Bindman, Henry Louis Gates jr.)

In 2017 I published a book about the black servants at the Court of the Royal Van Oranje family. More than a thousand documents have been found about their lives. (only in Dutch)

Cupido en Sideron Cover 30-8-2017

All photos on this site are not intended for any commercial purpose. I have tried to trace all the rules and rights of all images. As far as I know, these images can be used in this way. If you ar a copyright holder and would like a piece of your work removed or the creditline changed then please do not hesitate to contact me.

estherschreuderwebsite@gmail.com

All photos on this site are not intended for any commercial purpose. I have tried to trace all the rules and rights of all images. As far as I know, these images can be used in this way. If you ar a copyright holder and would like a piece of your work removed or the creditline changed then please do not hesitate to contact me.

For more information  estherschreuderwebsite@gmail.com

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