Jakob Heinrich Helbigk (Hamburg 1640 - 1746) 18th Century oil painting - Trompe-l'oeil
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Superb quality 18th-century oil painting by Jakob Heinrich Helbigk (Hamburg 1640 - 1746).
Trompe-l'oeil with a comb, a letter, and an almanac dated 1724
Signed Monsieur Helbik/peint on the letter
Oil on canvas (Relined)
75 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in)
Jacob Heinrich Helbigk became a citizen of Hamburg in 1737 and became a master painter in Hamburg in the same year. He specialized largely in trompe-l`oels painting and a few portraits. In the present painting, Helbigk follows a long tradition of the Dutch school of the 17th century. He looks for his models and motifs from Edward Colliers, Samuel van Hoogstraten and Cornelis Gysbrecht.