Wolfgang Heimbach

male / German, Danish
or CWHMB in monogram; facsimiles of monograms and signatures in Morsbach 1999, p. 105
painter, court painter
German, Danish
Ovelgönne 1613/1616
c. 1613 or 1615/16 (Saur 2011)
Münster (Germany) 1678
after? 1678; died probably in Münster (bzw. Coesfeld) or Ovelgönne (bzw. Oldenburg) (Saur 2001)
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  • Amsterdam 1630
    traveled through the Northern Netherlands; copies of works by Pieter Codde and Willem Duyster and influence on his work of Frans and Dirck Hals, Willem Buytewech, Anthonie Palamedesz and Gerard van Honthorst suggest a stay in Amsterdam, but also in Haarlem, Delft and Utrecht (Saur 2011)
  • Haarlem 1635
    c. 1635 (Groenendijk 2008)
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1636 - 1637
    returned to Oldenburg no later then 1636, as evidenced by a painting in Bremen Kunsthalle; went to the South from there
  • Bremen 1637
  • Wenen 1640 - 1642
  • Napels 1644
  • Rome 1645
  • Florence 1646 - 1651
    c. 1646; until 1651, when he traveled north
  • Nachod 1651
    probably portrayed Prince Octavio Piccolomini in in Náchod
  • Praag 1651 - 1651-08-26
    1651 dated work inscribed 'Prag' in the Picture Gallery of Olomouc (RKDimages 287040); lived in Prague in the house of Andrea Conti; wrote a letter to Piccolomini on 26 August 1651 from Prague (archive Náchod Castle) (Schlüter-Göttsche 1935, p. 16)
  • Neurenberg
  • Brussel
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1652 - 1653
    became court painter of count Anton Günther in 1652
  • Kopenhagen 1653 - 1662
    had a position at the court of Frederick III between 1653 and 1662
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1663 - 1667
    c. 1663; stayed a short time in Copenhagen after the death of Anton Günther in 1667
  • Kopenhagen 1667
  • Oldenburg (Niedersachsen) 1667 - 1669
  • Ovelgönne 1669
    Rensing 1940, p. 175
  • Münster (Duitsland) 1670 - 1678
    in Münster and Coesfeld employed by Bishop Christoph Bernhard van Galen (information about places of activity derived from Saur 2011) See: Rensing 1940
  • Coesfeld 1670
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genre, portrait, Christian religious scene, still life
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Entered on: 1992-01-10; Modification on: 2019-08-12


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