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Joseph Heintz (I)

male / Italian, Swiss, German
architect, painter, draftsman
Italian, Swiss, German
Basel (Switzerland) 1564-06/1564-06-15
baptized 11 June 1564
Prague 1609-10-05/1609-10-15
5 or 15 October 1609
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
brother of Daniel II and father of Joseph Heintz II: he was married to Regina Gretzinger. When she became a widow, she married Matthäus Gundelach.
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Basel (Zwitserland) 1581 - 1583
    Heintz began his training as a painter c. 1579 with Hans Bock I (c. 1550–c. 1623) in Basel
  • Rome 1584 - 1587
    lived in Rome among Netherlandish artists (the 'oltramontani'), a.o. Anthonie Santvoort from Mechelen, Aegidius Sadeler
  • Florence 1587
    Zimmer 2018B: presumably only for a few months in Florence
  • Bologna
  • Venetië 1588 - 1589
    During the turn of the year 1587/1588 Heintz traveled from Rome via Florence and possibly Bologna to Venice (Zimmer 2016)
  • Praag 1590 - 1592
    in the autumn of 1591 the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II summoned him as ‘portraitist and court painter’ to Prague
  • Rome 1592-02 - 1595-10
    sent to Italy by the emperor to draw antiquities and purchase artworks
  • Padua
  • Bern (Zwitserland) 1596
  • Praag
  • Augsburg 1598
    was 1599-1609 alternately in Augsburg and Prague
  • Praag
  • Augsburg
  • Bern (Zwitserland) 1602
  • Neuburg an der Donau 1603 - 1604
  • Graz 1603 - 1604
  • Stuttgart 1603 - 1604
    In 1603-1604 he commuted between
  • Innsbruck 1604
  • Augsburg 1604
  • Praag 1604 - 1606
  • Augsburg 1607
  • Praag
  • Aussig (Nordböhmen) 1608
    left Prague for Aussig with his family because of the mutiny
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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.
allegory, history (as a genre), portrait, Christian religious scene
Art movement
Here we mention the art movement to which an artist belonged. Many art movements have not yet been entered, because the content of this field is still under development.
Prague School
Creation date: 1992-01-10; Last modified date: 2020-06-02


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