Vinne, van der, family
Van der Vinne, a Dutch Mennonite family, probably of Flemish descent, living at Harlingen in Friesland ca. 1600, from where Laurens van der Vinne moved to Haarlem ca. 1610. Since then van der Vinnes have been members of the Haarlem Mennonite congregation.
Many members of this family were artists. (1) Vincent Laurensz (Haarlem, 1629-1702) was a physician and a talented painter; in 1649-52 he traveled in Germany, writing a diary of this trip. He also published a list of painters whom he knew at Haarlem. His sons were (2) Isaac (Haarlem, 1655-1740), who operated a printing house and a bookshop, and in his leisure hours made meritorious etchings; (3) Laurens (Haarlem, 1658-1729), who managed a cotton factory and was also a painter; and (4) Jan (Haarlem, 1663-1721), a painter and etcher and the owner of a silk mill. Sons of (3) Laurens were (5) Vincent (Haarlem, 1686-1742), painter and etcher, (6) Jacob (Haarlem, 1688-1737), painter and etcher, deacon of the Mennonite congregation, and (7) Jan (Haarlem, 1699-1753), also a painter. (8) Laurens (Haarlem, 1712-42), a son of (6) Jacob, also made some paintings. Sons of (7) Jan were (9) Vincent (Haarlem, 1732-?), a painter and etcher, and (10) Jan (Haarlem, 1734-1805), an etcher.
Their art, though not without merit, seldom surpasses mediocrity. Most important is the work of (1) Vincent, who specialized in still life; a self portrait by him is found in the Frans Hals museum at Haarlem. Etchings and drawings of several members of this family are found in the Teyler museum at Haarlem.
The van der Vinnes were loyal members of the church. In addition to (6) Jacob, other members of this family served as deacons at Haarlem—Izaak van der Vinne, d. 1801, serving for 45 years, Vincent van der Vinne, d. 1811, serving for 46 years, Francois Huurkamp van der Vinne, d. 1815, 38 years, Vincent van der Vinne (1798-1856, a great-grandson of  Jacob), who is also known for his etchings and woodcuts, deacon from 1837 until his death, representative of Haarlem on the board of the Algemeene Doopsgezinde Sociëteit from 1854. Some members of this family also served as trustees of the Haarlem Mennonite orphanage.
Church records of Haarlem.
Thieme, Ulrich, Felix Becker und Hans Vollmer. Allgemeine Lexikon der bildenden Künstler von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart XXXIV. Leipzig, 1940: 392-94.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 4, p. 829. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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