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Heemskerck, Egbert van 1634 or 1635-1704

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Works: 45 works in 45 publications in 2 languages and 48 library holdings
Genres: Caricatures and cartoons  Humor 
Classifications: AC4,
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Most widely held works about Egbert van Heemskerck
 
Most widely held works by Egbert van Heemskerck
O rare show ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1700 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A showman, with long hair and wearing a hat, displays an open hinged cabinet, revealing a series of scenes in panels. On the viewer's right, a group of six children, 4 girls and 2 boys, observe the show
Alehouse Brawl by Adriaen van Ostade ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Seven women with a dwarf by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A fan shaped composition showing seven young country women standing around the figure of dwarf who stands at the center of the design dressed in rustic attire; the women hold up various accessories with which to outfit him, including a wig, bow, fashionable shoes, sword, and tricorne hat; one of the women stands directly behind him with a swaddled "infant" bearing the dwarf's features in her arms
Nothing irregular in nature; or, deformity a mere fancy by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Book )
1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An old man weighing gold coin. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck or by a follower by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An old man consulting a book and holding a flask in a room with many pharmacy jars. Oil painting in the style of Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An elderly man with a white beard and a fur-trimmed robe is seated, centre, directed towards a table, left, reading a large book. On the table are a globe (apparently a celestial globe) and some drug jars. In his left hand he holds a urine flask. A woman on the far side of the table talks to him, presumably seeking a diagnosis from the urine. The suggestion is that he is a savant or would-be savant with an interest in medicine and astral sciences, and is being consulted on a medical question. In the backgrounds are a man and a woman. On the table on the left and elsewhere are over thirty drug jars, medicine bottles etc. of different types and sizes
Interior with doctor, assistant, old woman and girl. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In this painting an old woman has brought for examination the urine of the weeping young woman in the background: the implication is that she is pregnant, and that the man examining the urine is a urine-scryer who can detect pregnancy by "seeing" in the urine a foetus or some other sign not visible to ordinary people. The words "water-caster" and "water-doctor", Dutch "pis-besiender", were applied to such figures. However, from the customer's point of view there was no clear boundary between that kind of urine-examination and the kind practised by physicians
A surgeon removing a plaster from the back of a man's hand. Oil painting after Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The patient looks away and utters a groan of pain as a plaster, or possibly a piece of skin, is lifted away from a wound in his hand, and a third man steadies the patient's shoulders
A man taking a woman's pulse. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A young woman with a bonnet and a cloak is seated in the forground. Left, a dishevelled man takes the pulse of her right wrist with his right hand, and places his left hand on his chest. Both have strong expressions, she casting her eyes upwards in dread and he looking askance, with suspicion: perhaps the implication is that she fears he will detect that she is pregnant. Behind, an older woman, presumably the mother of the younger one, holds a flask, presumably containing urine for examination by the medical practitioner
Operators letting blood from the arm of a woman in a room crowded with pharmacy jars. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The operators are wearing the distinctive hats of mountebanks and other open-air performers. However the painting shows them operating in an etablished surgeon-apothecary's premises. The contrast might be explained by a passage in Sir Thomas Overbury's "Characters": A quacksalver ... All the diseases ever sinne brought upon man, doth he pretend to bee curer of; when the truth is, his maine cunning, is corne-cutting. ... He parts stakes with some apothecary, in the suburbes at whose house hee lies: and though he be never so familiar with his wife; the apothecary dares not (for the richest horne in 's shoppe) displease him. All the midwives in the towne are his intelligencers; but nurses and yong merchants wives that (would faine conceive with childe) these are his idolaters. Hee is a more unjust bone-setter, then a dice-maker; he hath put out more eyes then the smal pox; made more deafe then the cataracts of Nilus; lamed more than the gout: shrunke more sinewes, then one that makes bow strings, and kild more idly, then tobacco. A magistrate that had any way so noble a spirit as but to love a good horse wel, would not suffer him to be a farrier. His discourse is vomit, and his ignorance, the strongest purgation in the world: to one that would be speedily cured, he hath more delaies and doubles then a hare, or a law suit: hee seekes to set us at variance with nature, and rather then wee shall want diseases, hee'le beget them. His especiall practise (as I said afore) is upon women; labors to make their mindes sicke, ere their bodies feele it, and then there's work for the dog-leach. Lastly he is such a juggler with urinals, so dangerously unskilfull, that if ever the city will have recourse to him for diseases that neede purgation, let them imploy him in scouring Moore-ditch." ("Sir Thomas Overbury his wife. With additions of new characters", London 1615)
Figures with animal heads are playing musical instruments and singing from a book placed on a table in the middle of the room. by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An apothecary. Oil painting by a follower of Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A man examining a urine flask. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A barber-surgeons shop with anthropomorphic participants. Engraving, c. 1730, after E. van Heemskerk by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A philosopher in his study, consulted by an old woman to determine from a flask of urine whether the young woman accompanying her is pregnant. Oil painting by Egbert van Heemskerck or a follower of Egbert van Heemskerck, ca. 1680 by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The philosopher, wearing a striped gown, sits at a table on which is a large open book and around which are many, mostly blue and white, drug jars. The old lady approaches him from the right, holding a flask of urine; she is followed by a younger woman in exotic dress. On the right margin is the outstretched hand of an unseen figure, suggesting that the canvas has been cropped at the right edge. A painting by Van Heemskerck of a similar subject was offered for sale by Sotheby's, London, 17 December 1998, lot 332 (signed EH)
An apothecary. Oil painting ascribed to Egbert van Heemskerck by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
An elderly man with a white beard and a fur-trimmed hat is seated, centre, directed towards a table, left, on which he rests a large book. On the table are a globe (apparently a celestial globe) and some drug jars. The suggestion is that he is a savant or would-be savant with an interest in medicine and astral sciences. There are six drug jars on the left and four on the right. The drug jars are similar to those in a painting sold as by Heemskerck at Sotheby's London (Olympia) on 6 July 2004, lot 483, signed EHK, in which there are six on the left and three on the right
Girl Dancing before Peasants in a Tavern by Egbert van Heemskerck ( Visual )
and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
A. Heemskirk
Egb. Hemskerck
Egb. Hemskirk
Egbert I Van Heemskerck
Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
Heemskerck, Egbert
Heemskerck, Egbert I van
Heemskerck, Egbert Jaspersz. van 1634-1704
Heemskerck, Egbert Jaspersz. van, I
Heemskerck, Egbert van, 1634 or 5-1704
Heemskerck, Egbert van, I.
Heemskerk, Egbert I van
Heemskerk, Egbert van
Heemskerk, Egbert van 1634-1704
Heemskerk, Egbert van, 1634/35-1704
Heemskerk, Egbert van, 1634 or 1635-1704
Heemskerk, Egbert van, the elder
Heemskirk, Egbert
Heemskirk, Egbert van 1634-1704
Heemskirk, Egbert van, the elder
Hemnskirk, Egbert van, the elder
Hemokerk, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskerck, Egbert
Hemskerck, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskercke, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskerk, Egbert, 1634 or 1635-1704
Hemskerk, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskerke, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskirck, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskirk, Egbert
Hemskirk, Egbert van, the elder
Hemskirke, E. van.
Hemskirke, Egbert van, the elder
Hermskerck, Egbert
Hiemskirk, Egbert van, the elder
Humskirk, Egbert van, the elder
Kemskerck, Egbert van, the elder
Old Hemskerck
Old Hemskirk
Van Heemskerck, Egbert, 1634 or 1635-1704
Languages
English (8)
Dutch (1)