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.

Biography[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  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