Jan van der Heyden

1637-1712 Holland/Baroque

 

Brief Biography-Jan van der Heyden was born in Gorcum known today as Gorinchem. His primary knowledge of painting came from a painter of glass. Heyden was one of the first Dutch artists to paint buildings and townscapes with such precision that he was established more as a draughtsman and printmaker. He painted the royal Exchange and Monument in London; views of Cologne, Rome, Delft and Amsterdam. The invention of the fire hose became accredited to him, which he wrote about in his 'Fire Engine Book' that he illustrated. His primary income was as head of street lighting in Amsterdam from 1669, and along with his brother Nicolaes they were in charge of the fire department of Amsterdam.

 

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a palatial garden

a palatial garden by Jan van der Heyden


a small town square

a small town square

approach to the
town of veere

approach to the town of veere


capriccio

capriccio

crossroad
in a wood

crossroad in a wood

dam square
amsterdam

dam square amsterdam


dam square

dam square

elegant figures in the
grounds of a palace

elegant figures in the grounds of a baroque palace

huis ten bosch at the
hague from east

huis ten bosch at the hague from east

huis ten bosch at
the hague

huis ten bosch at the hague

martelaarsgracht
in amsterdam

martelaarsgracht in amsterdam

room corner with
curiosities

room corner with curiosities

still life with
globe

still life with globe

street before
haarlem tower

street before haarlem tower by Jan van der Heyden

the dam
and damrak

the dam and damrak


the drawbridge

the drawbridge


the stone bridge

the stone bridge

the westerkerk
amsterdam

the westerkerk amsterdam


view of a bridge

view of a bridge