Portrait of Jan Davidsz de Heem

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c.1600-c.1683

Dutch Baroque Painter

Jan Davidszoon de Heem (or Johannes de; c. 1600 – c. April 26, 1683) was a Dutch painter.
De Heem was one of the greatest painters of still life in the Netherlands, combining a brilliance and harmony of colour along with an accurate rendering of objects: flowers, in all their variety; European and tropical fruits; lobsters and oysters; butterflies and moths; stone and metal; snails and sea shells. Some of his works are displays of abundance; others, only a festoon or a nosegay. Often he would convey a moral or illustrate a motto: a snake lying coiled under grass; a skull on plants in bloom. Gold and silver cups or tankards are suggestive of the vanity of earthly possessions. Salvation is seen allegorically as a chalice amid blossoms, and death as a crucifix in a wreath. Sometimes de Heem painted, alone or with others, Madonnas or portraits in garlands of fruit or flowers. His signature varied: his initials, or Johannes, or his father's name adjoined to his own. Occasionally he provided a date, especially with his best work.
De Heem was born in Utrecht, studied under Balthasar van der Ast and lived in Leiden from about 1625 to 1629. He entered the guild of Antwerp in 1635 or 1636 and became a burgher of that city in 1637. He remained there until 1667, when he moved back to Utrecht, where records trace his presence from 1668 to 1670. It is not known when he finally returned to Antwerp, but his death is recorded in the guild books of that place. A very early picture, dated 1628, in the gallery of Gotha, bears the signature of Johannes in full and shows de Heem familiar with the technique of the young Aelbert Cuyp. In later years he gained the vigour of his own originality.
Of the one hundred or more of his pictures seen in European galleries, scarcely eighteen are dated. The earliest, after the one in Gotha, is a chased tankard with a bottle, a silver cup and a lemon on a marble table, dated 1640, in the museum of Amsterdam. A similar work of 1645, with the addition of fruit, flowers and a distant landscape, is at Longford Castle. A chalice in a wreath, with a radiant bouquet among wheat sheaves, grapes and flowers, is a masterpiece of 1648 in the Belvedere of Vienna. A wreath around a life-sized Madonna, dated 1650, in the museum of Berlin, shows that de Heem could paint brightly and harmoniously on a large scale.
In the Alte Pinakothek at Munich is a celebrated work of 1653 in which creepers mingle beautifully with gourds, blackberries, orange, myrtle and peach, and further enlivened with butterflies, moths and beetles. A landscape with a blooming rose tree, a jug of strawberries, a selection of fruit, and a marble bust of Pan, dated 1655, is in the Hermitage at St Petersburg. A medallion wreathed with fruit and flowers, an allegory of abundance, is in the gallery of Brussels, inscribed with de Heem's monogram, the date of 1668, and the name of an obscure artist called Lambrechts. All these pieces show de Heem in full possession of his abilities.

65 Paintings of de Heem

Still Life with Oysters and Grapes, 1653 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Oysters and Grapes 1653

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$1684
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SKU: HJD-4698
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 36.2 x 53 cm
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, California, USA

Still Life with Fruit and Butterflies, c.1645/55 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit and Butterflies c.1645/55

Oil Painting
$1560
SKU: HJD-4699
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
National Gallery of Art, Ottawa, Canada

Still Life with Oysters and a Peeled Lemon, undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Oysters and a Peeled Lemon undated

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$1508
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SKU: HJD-4700
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still Life of Fruit with a Lobster, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Fruit with a Lobster Undated

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$1138
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SKU: HJD-8841
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Still Life, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life Undated

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$2654
SKU: HJD-8842
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 82.8 x 108 cm
Private Collection

Still Life, undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life undated

Oil Painting
$2552
Canvas Print
$50.73
SKU: HJD-8843
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 49 x 64 cm
Prado Museum, Madrid, Spain

Still Life of Fruit, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Fruit Undated

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$1425
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SKU: HJD-8844
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 62.5 x 74 cm
Private Collection

Flowers in a Glass Vase, c.1660 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a Glass Vase c.1660

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$3318
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SKU: HJD-8845
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 93 x 69.8 cm
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Still Life of Fruit, 1651 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Fruit 1651

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$1931
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SKU: HJD-8846
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Sumptuous Still Life with Parrot, c.1660 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Sumptuous Still Life with Parrot c.1660

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$6556
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SKU: HJD-8847
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 115.5 x 170 cm
Art Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

Still Life with Bird's Nest, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Bird's Nest Undated

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$2569
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SKU: HJD-8848
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 89 x 72 cm
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Still Life with a Monkey, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with a Monkey Undated

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$6583
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SKU: HJD-8849
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 118 x 169.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Flowers in a Vase, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a Vase Undated

Oil Painting
$3281
SKU: HJD-8850
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 87.5 x 67.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Fruit and a Vase of Flowers, 1655 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit and a Vase of Flowers 1655

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$5179
SKU: HJD-8851
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 95 x 124.5 cm
The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Communion Cup and Host, Encircled with a Garland of Fruit, 1655 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Communion Cup and Host, Encircled with a Garland ... 1655

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$2222
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SKU: HJD-8852
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 138 x 125.5 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Fruit Still Life with a Silver Beaker , 1648 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Still Life with a Silver Beaker 1648

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$1331
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SKU: HJD-8853
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 46 x 65 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Still Life, Breakfast with Glass of Champagne and Pipe, 1642 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life, Breakfast with Glass of Champagne and Pipe 1642

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$1256
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SKU: HJD-8854
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 46 x 58 cm
Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna, Austria

Vase with Flowers, c.1670 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Vase with Flowers c.1670

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$3323
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$47.29
SKU: HJD-8855
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 74.2 x 52.6 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Fruit Garland, c.1650/60  by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Garland c.1650/60

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$1937
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SKU: HJD-8856
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 60.2 x 74.7 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Fruit Still Life with Jewelry Box, c.1650/55 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Still Life with Jewelry Box c.1650/55

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$2446
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SKU: HJD-8857
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 94.7 x 120.5 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Still Life with Books, 1628 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Books 1628

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$1204
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$44.47
SKU: HJD-8858
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 36.1 x 48.5 cm
Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands

Still Life with a Glass and Oysters, c.1640 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with a Glass and Oysters c.1640

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$984
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SKU: HJD-8859
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 25.1 x 19.1 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life, c.1664/65 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life c.1664/65

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$1159
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$44.47
SKU: HJD-8860
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 33.7 x 24.2 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Vase of Flowers, 1654 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Flowers 1654

Oil Painting
$2567
Canvas Print
$45.22
SKU: HJD-8861
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 67.3 x 55.2 cm
Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, USA

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