Willem Claesz Heda Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 21594-1680
Dutch Baroque Painter
Willem Claeszoon Heda (Dec 14, 1594, Haarlem - c. 1680, Haarlem) was one of the earliest Dutch artists devoted exclusively to the painting of still life.
He was a contemporary and comrade of Dirck Hals, akin to him in pictorial touch and technical execution. But Heda was more careful and finished than Hals, showing considerable skill and taste in the arrangement and colouring of his chased cups, beakers and tankards of both precious and inferior metals. Nothing is so appetizing as his fare: delicacies such as oysters upon rich plate, and seldom without cut lemon, bread, champagne, olives and pastry. Even the more commonplace meals have charm, comprising sliced ham, bread, walnuts and beer.
One of Heda's early masterpieces, dated 1623 and in Alte Pinakothek, Munich, is as homely as a later one of 1651 in the Liechtenstein Gallery at Vienna. A more luxurious repast is a "Luncheon" in the Augsburg Gallery, dated 1644.
Most of Heda's pictures are on the European continent, notably in the galleries of Paris, Parma, Ghent, Darmstadt, Gotha, Munich and Vienna. He was a man of repute in his native city, filling all the offices of dignity and trust in the guild of Haarlem. He seems to have influenced considerably the young Frans Hals.
40 Paintings of Claesz Heda
Breakfast Still Life with Chalice
Still Life with Silver Goblets
Breakfast with a Crab
Still Life with a Lobster
Still Life: Pewter and Silver Vessels and a Crab
Still Life with Roemer and Silver Tazza
Still Life with a Broken Glass
Still Life with gilt Goblet
Still Life with Ham
Still Life with a Ham and a Roemer
Still Life with Nautilus Cup
Still Life with a Roemer and Watch
Still Life with Nautilus Cup and Oyster
Still Life with Meat Pie
Still Life with Pie, Silver Can and Crab
Still Life with Oysters, a Rummer, a Lemon and a ...
Tobacco Still Life
Still Life with Fly
Banquet Piece with Ham
Banquet Piece with Mince Pie