HEDA GERRET WILLEMSZ "Ham and Silverware" painting copy plywood oil with plaster frame kitchen still life
HEDA GERRET WILLEMSZ (1624-1649)
Materials: oil on canvas, frame
Size frame: 21,3 x 17,3 (in) or 54 x 44 cm.
Creation Date: 1649
Styles / Movements: kitchen still life.
The size may differ from how it looks in the photo.
Color can be slightly different from the picture.
Description: There is little information concerning the life of Gerret Heda. The earliest document to mention the painter is an entry in the register of the Saint Luke’s Guild of Haarlem dated July 7, 1642. In it, Willem Claesz Heda (Dutch, 1594 - 1680) affirms that his second son, Gerret, is one of his pupils, along with Maerten Boelema (c. 1620–after 1664) and Hendrik Heerschoop (1620/21–after 1672). In 1642 Gerret also joined Haarlem’s civic guard, which suggests he was at least eighteen years old at that time. That would place his birth in or shortly before 1624. His death date is not known, but it has been postulated that he died in 1649 since a tomb for “a son of Willem Claesz Heda” was opened in that year, though there is no conclusive evidence that the son was Gerrit. What is more certain is that his death must have occurred before 1661, when his parents made a will in which he is not named among the children. Although Gerret is included among a list of artists active in the Haarlem Saint Luke’s Guild in the 1650s, no precise membership date appears next to his name, so some have questioned whether he was in fact active in those years. In 1702 Gerret is listed as deceased in a compilation of past members of the Haarlem Saint Luke’s Guild.
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