Willem Claesz. Heda

painter, draftsman
North Netherlandish
Haarlem 1594-12-14
Streng 2004
Haarlem 1680-08/1680-08-24
buried on 25 August 1680
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He was the third son of city architect Claes Pietersz (1558-1632) and Anna Claesdr. Rooswijk ; they would have five children in all, among which the painter Willem); his father was not a member of the Heda family but of the Begijn / Bega family; the name Heda came through the mother; his uncle (NB: not his brother!) was the painter Cornelis Claesz Heda (c.1566-1619); in Ampzing 1628 he is called Claes Pietersz. Bagijn. On 9 june 1619 he married Cornelia Jacobsdr. van Ryck (died 22 January 1668), daughter of a brewer. They had two sons and five daughters: the eldest son became a priest, while the youngest son Gerrit, trained as a painter died in july 1649; thanks to their wealth the could give two of their daughters substantial doweries, so they could marry rich brewers.
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  • Haarlem 1614 - 1680
    ca. 1614-1680; in 1616 he became a member of the St. George Civic Guard; in 1642-1645 he became a corporal . He was not only a painter, but also participated in breweries (through his family connections, in 1667 he had his own brewery) and dabbled in the tulip-mania bubble. It is not known when he joined the Guild, only that he served it as warden for 1631-1632, 1637-1638, 1643 and 1651, dean in 1644 and 1652-1653 (see: van Thiel-Stroman 2006, p. 190)
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
still life, vanitas (still life), Christian religious scene, portrait
oil paint
Creation date: 1992-01-10; Last modified date: 2021-08-31


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