The Last Supper
By Jan Tengnagel (1584–1631). Oil on copper
43 x 35cm
Back with wax seal, with expertise Dr. Fritz Heinemann (Heinemann Gallery Munich 1980) and framed.
Jan Tengnagel was a Flemish draughtsman and painter. He was born and died in Amsterdam, but traveled and lived in Rome, Italy, between 1608 and 1611. He painted mainly biblical and other religious works. He had one pupil named Laurens Heinrich Hellewich. In 1618 Theodore Rodenburg made a reference to Tengnagel as a famous painter in Rodenburg’s poem eulogizing the city of Amsterdam. He was an officer of the Guild of Saint Luke in Amsterdam. From 1624 on he stopped painting, apparently to dedicate himself entirely to his political career where he held office in Amsterdam’s governing bodies. Tengnagel died in 1631.
Jan Tengnagel (1584–1631), Ελαιογραφία σε χαλκό. 43 x 35 εκ