Daniël Tomberg

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Glass 10 in the Janskerk, Gouda, 1655

Daniël Tomberg (1603, Gouda – 1678, Gouda), was a Dutch Golden Age glass painter.


According to Houbraken he was the son of the Remonstrant minister Hermboldus Tombergen and the father of the glass painter and author Willem Tomberg, who wrote a description of the stained glass windows in the Janskerk of Gouda.[1] It is unclear if Houbraken was informed first-hand by Willem Tomberg or took his information from Ignatius Walvis's Description of Gouda, but he used him as a source for his biographies of the Gouda glass painters.[1] Daniel Tomberg had been a pupil of Alexander Westerhout, the glass painter who studied under the father of Anthony van Dijk.[1]

According to the RKD he died in 1678.[2] He reused Dirk Crabeth's designs in Gouda for his restoration of the windows numbered 10 and 22 in the Janskerk after these windows were badly damaged after a heavy storm in 1654.[3] Tomberg was appointed curator in the same year and repaired the window, including a set of heraldic shields at the bottom of the glass indicating the mayors of Gouda in 1655.[3] After his death, his cartoon of Glass 10 was traded for a grave in the church, and he was succeeded as curator of the windows by his son Willem.[3]


  1. ^ a b c (in Dutch) Daniël Tomberg mentioned in Crabeth Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ Daniël Tomberg in the RKD
  3. ^ a b c Zsuzsanna van Ruyven-Zeman, Xander van Eck and Henny van Dolder-de Wit, Het geheim van Gouda: de cartons van de Goudse glazen, Zutphen (Walburg Pers) 2002, ISBN 9057301679