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Jan van der Heyden

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North Netherlandish
Gorinchem 1637-03-05
Amsterdam 1712-03-28
died in his house at the Koestraat; his widow died 16 april. More than 70 paintings were in the house of mourning (De Vries 1984, p. 109). Houbraken wrongly stated that Van der Heyden died 28 September 1712; the correct date was published for the first time in Bredius 1912.
Family relationships
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Notice of marriage 28 May 1661 to Sara ter Hiel from Utrecht (De Vries 1885). The following year Van der Heyden painted his coat of arms and his wife's (on copper, 34 x 31 cm, signed and dated: JVDHeide Ao 1662; collection MP Brands in Bergendal, on loan to the Amsterdam Historical Museum; Jan van der Heyden exhibition Amsterdam 1937, cat. no. 102). Father of Jan van der Heyden II (1662-1726).
See also
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Adriaen van de Velde painted staffage in some of his landscapes. Jan van der Heyden painted 14 pictures of the village of Maarssen, probably commissioned by Joan Huydecoper
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1661 - 1712
married in 1661 and called himself a painter; earliest known painting dated 1662 (coat of arms of himself and his wife), last known work in 1712
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1646 - 1712
    moved with his family to Amsterdam in 1646, where his father registered himself as a grain trader; in 1656 living on the Dam; married in 1661 with the Utrecht Sara ter Hiel, who had relatives in Emmerich and Wesel; from Amsterdam, he traveled to the Rhineland and the Southern Netherlands. In 1670 he was appointed superintendent of the Amsterdam street lighting; Together with his brother Nicolaes he worked on inventions such as a water scooping wheel, a peristaltic pump and fire hose, published a book about it in 1670 (De Vries 1984)
  • Emmerik
    traveled to Emmerik, Wesel and other German towns (we know views from Cologne, Bonn, Düsseldorf, Elten, Xanthen, Aachen and Cleves) in the 1660s
  • Xanten
  • Wesel
  • Keulen
  • Bonn
  • Aken
  • Kleef
  • Amsterdam
  • Brussel
    traveled to the Southern Netherlands (views from Brussels)
  • Amsterdam
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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.
landscape (as genre), cityscape, still life, portrait, architecture (genre), interiors, vanitas
oil paint
Archive location
archief Le Roy
Gerson Digital : Germany
Creation date: 1994-01-05; Last modified date: 2021-06-22


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