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 de Heem Paintings

Still Life with Garland of Fruit and Flowers, c.1669 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Garland of Fruit and Flowers c.1669

Oil Painting
$2961
Canvas Print
$52.22
SKU: HJD-16379
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 57 x 81 cm
Palazzo Pitti, Florence, Italy

Still Life with Fruit and Lobster, c.1648/49 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit and Lobster c.1648/49

Oil Painting
$5838
Canvas Print
$57.84
SKU: HJD-16380
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 95.4 x 120.6 cm
Gemaldegalerie, Berlin, Germany

Still Life with Fruit and Lobster, undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit and Lobster undated

Oil Painting
$2162
Canvas Print
$59.18
SKU: HJD-16381
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 70 x 59 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Still Life with Parrots, c.1646/49 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Parrots c.1646/49

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$6319
Canvas Print
$57.43
SKU: HJD-16382
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 150.5 x 117.5 cm
John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Florida, USA

Vase of Flowers, c.1660 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Vase of Flowers c.1660

Oil Painting
$2342
Canvas Print
$58.77
SKU: HJD-16383
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 69.6 x 56.5 cm
National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA

Still Life with Ham, Lobster and Fruit, c.1653 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Ham, Lobster and Fruit c.1653

Oil Painting
$5606
Canvas Print
$51.14
SKU: HJD-16384
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 75 x 105 cm
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Still Life: A Banqueting Scene, c.1640/41 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life: A Banqueting Scene c.1640/41

Oil Painting
$2822
Canvas Print
$53.15
SKU: HJD-16385
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 135.3 x 185.4 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Still Life with Fruit and Oysters, 1643 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Fruit and Oysters 1643

Oil Painting
$1482
SKU: HJD-16386
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 65 x 87 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

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

Still Life of Fruit undated

Oil Painting
$934
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-16387
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 28 x 23 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

A Vase of Flowers, c.1650/60 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

A Vase of Flowers c.1650/60

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$2601
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SKU: HJD-16388
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 54 x 42 cm
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, United Kingdom

Flowers in a glass Vase with Fruit, c.1665 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a glass Vase with Fruit c.1665

Oil Painting
$2346
Canvas Print
$53.30
SKU: HJD-16389
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 53.4 x 41 cm
Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain

Still Life with Glass of Wine and Herring, 1653 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Glass of Wine and Herring 1653

Oil Painting
$1366
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-16390
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 33 x 49.5 cm
Private Collection

Flowers in a Glass Vase with Birds, undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Flowers in a Glass Vase with Birds undated

Oil Painting
$8551
Canvas Print
$58.37
SKU: HJD-16391
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 114.3 x 91.4 cm
Private Collection

Still Life with Grape and Lemon, 1654 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Grape and Lemon 1654

Oil Painting
$1545
Canvas Print
$55.43
SKU: HJD-16393
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 48 x 63.5 cm
Private Collection

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

Still Life with Books 1628

Oil Painting
$1480
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-16394
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 31.2 x 40.2 cm
Public Collection

Still Life with a Pewter Jug, Oysters and a Lemon, 1633 by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with a Pewter Jug, Oysters and a Lemon 1633

Oil Painting
$1252
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: HJD-16395
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 61 x 49.5 cm
Public Collection

Still Life with Shell, Peeled Lemon and Pomegranate, undated by de Heem | Painting Reproduction

Still Life with Shell, Peeled Lemon and Pomegranate undated

Oil Painting
$2211
Canvas Print
$55.43
SKU: HJD-16396
Jan Davidsz de Heem
Original Size: 80 x 61 cm
Private Collection

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