Portrait of Jan Davidsz de Heem

Jan Davidsz de Heem Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 of 3

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 de Heem Paintings

Festoon of Fruit and Flowers, c.1635/84 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Festoon of Fruit and Flowers c.1635/84

Oil Painting
$2704
Canvas Print
$58.91
SKU: HJD-8862
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 64 x 60 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase, 1683 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Flowers in a Glass Vase 1683

Oil Painting
$2188
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8863
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 54.5 x 36.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life with Books, 1630 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Books 1630

Oil Painting
$1109
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8864
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 26.5 x 41.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Self Portrait, 1650 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Self Portrait 1650

Oil Painting
$913
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8865
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 24 x 19 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life, c.1645 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life c.1645

Oil Painting
$1389
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8866
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 36.8 x 45.7 cm
Memorial Art Gallery at the University of Rochester, New York, USA

Fruit Cluster, 1651 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Cluster 1651

Oil Painting
$1159
SKU: HJD-8867
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 35 x 25 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Still life with Lobster, 1643 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still life with Lobster 1643

Oil Painting
$2809
Canvas Print
$56.50
SKU: HJD-8868
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 79.2 x 102.5 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

Fruit and Flower Still Life, 1651 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit and Flower Still Life 1651

Oil Painting
$4266
Canvas Print
$51.41
SKU: HJD-8869
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden, Germany

Still Life of Dessert, 1640 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life of Dessert 1640

Oil Painting
$5610
Canvas Print
$53.55
SKU: HJD-8870
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 149 x 203 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Still Life with Fruit, 1652 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit 1652

Oil Painting
$1357
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8871
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 41.6 x 35.6 cm
National Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Fruit Still Life, 1664 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Fruit Still Life 1664

Oil Painting
$1431
SKU: HJD-8872
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 48 x 63 cm
Rheinisches Landesmuseum, Bonn, Germany

Still life with Wine Glass, 1628 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still life with Wine Glass 1628

Oil Painting
$1045
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8873
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 30 x 39 cm
Schlossmuseum Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha, Germany

A Festoon of Fruit and Flowers in a Marble Niche, 1675 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

A Festoon of Fruit and Flowers in a Marble Niche 1675

Oil Painting
$4550
Canvas Print
$59.85
SKU: HJD-8874
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 67 x 82.5 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with a Peeled Lemon, 1651 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with a Peeled Lemon 1651

Oil Painting
$1290
Canvas Print
$51.15
SKU: HJD-8875
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 40.1 x 52.4 cm
Private Collection

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

Still Life with a Roemer Undated

Oil Painting
$1182
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8876
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 38 x 47 cm
Private Collection

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

Still Life with White and Blue Grapes 1653

Oil Painting
$1876
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-8877
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 45.8 x 74.5 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with Chinese Bowl, Fruit and Oysters, 1640 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Chinese Bowl, Fruit and Oysters 1640

Oil Painting
$1092
SKU: HJD-8878
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 31.5 x 39.8 cm
Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life, c.1665/70 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life c.1665/70

Oil Painting
$3155
SKU: HJD-8879
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 139.2 x 115.1 cm
Instituut Collectie Nederland, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life, 1668 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life 1668

Oil Painting
$1427
Canvas Print
$62.26
SKU: HJD-8880
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 76.5 x 64.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life with Fruit, Pie and Drinking Utensils, Undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit, Pie and Drinking Utensils Undated

Oil Painting
$1899
Canvas Print
$54.89
SKU: HJD-8881
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 45.8 x 62.5 cm
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Breakfast Still Life, c.1635 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Breakfast Still Life c.1635

Oil Painting
$1427
Canvas Print
$56.37
SKU: HJD-16375
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 78 x 60 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Still Life with Flowers, c.1650/60 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Flowers c.1650/60

Oil Painting
$2812
Canvas Print
$55.03
SKU: HJD-16376
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Museum der Bildenden Kunste, Leipzig, Germany

Still Life with Peeled Lemon, 1650 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Peeled Lemon 1650

Oil Painting
$1469
Canvas Print
$52.35
SKU: HJD-16377
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 59 x 42 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Lobster, 1634 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Lobster 1634

Oil Painting
$1427
Canvas Print
$66.27
SKU: HJD-16378
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: unknown
Staatsgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

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