Willem Claesz Heda Painting Reproductions Gallery 2 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 Table with Blackberry Pie
Still Life with Oysters, a Silver Tazza and Glassware
Still Life with Silver Ewer and Pie
Still Life on a Table
Still Life with Fruit Pie and various Objects
A Still Life with a Silver Goblet and a Watch on ...
Still Life of Ham and Silver Plate
Still Life with a Silver Ewer, Nautilus Cup and Ham
A Still Life with a Roemer, Silver Tazza and Ham
Still Life of a Pewter Kanne, a Roemer, an ...
Still Life of a Roemer and a Facon de Venise
A Still Life with a Silver Tazza, a Roemer with ...
Still Life with Silver Ewer and Watch
Still Life with a Tazza, Peeled Lemon and Roemer
A Blackberry Pie, Upturned Nautilus Cup and a ...
A Ham, a Peeled Lemon and an Upturned Tankard