Flemish family of painters and draughtsmen.
(1) Joos [Jodocus; Jost] van [a] Winghe (b Brussels, c. 1544; d Frankfurt am Main, 11 Dec 1603). Van Mander tells us that van Winghe showed great artistic talent at an early age and was sent to Rome, where he stayed in the household of a cardinal for four years. He returned to Brussels in 1568 and began painting for ecclesiastical and private patrons. Van Mander mentions as important early works an altarpiece of the Last Supper for St Gaugericus’ Church (destr. 1793) and privately owned pictures of the Conversion of Paul and Samson and Delilah (probably the painting now in Düsseldorf, Kstmus.). Van Winghe attained the honoured position of painter to Alessandro Farnese after the latter became Governor of the Netherlands in 1578, but he forfeited this post to Otto van Veen when he moved to Frankfurt in 1584, probably, like many others, escaping the intolerant Spanish rule.
From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Renaissance Art.