Joos van Winghe

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A scene from Samson and Delilah, 1580

Joos van Winghe (1544–1603) was a Flemish Renaissance painter.


According to Karel van Mander he was born in Brussels in 1544 and travelled to Rome where he lived with a Cardinal for four years.[1] When he returned to Brussels he became court painter to the Prince of Parma until he left the country in 1584 as a consequence of the Fall of Antwerp.[1] He settled in Frankfurt and his place at Parma's court was taken by Otto van Veen. He died in Frankfurt in 1603, aged 61. Van Mander mentions several pieces by his hand in Brussels, Frankfurt, and Amsterdam.[1]

According to the RKD who spent four years travelling in Rome, Parma, and Paris before returning to Brussels in 1568.[2] In 1585 he moved to Frankfurt, where he became a citizen (burgher) in 1588 and stayed.[2] He was the father of the painter Jeremias van Winghe, and is known for portraits and genre works, as well as book title pages.[2]


  1. ^ a b c (in Dutch) Joos van Winghe in Karel van Mander's Schilderboeck, 1604, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b c Joos van Winghe in the RKD

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