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Wichmann reports in his history of Altona that Balthasar Denner had to paint an annual portrait of Countess Reventlow in payment for the use of the church in which his father preached for the [[Dompelaars|Dompelaars]].
 
Wichmann reports in his history of Altona that Balthasar Denner had to paint an annual portrait of Countess Reventlow in payment for the use of the church in which his father preached for the [[Dompelaars|Dompelaars]].
 
 
 
= Bibliography =
 
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<em>Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie</em>. Leipzig, 1875-1912:<em> </em>V, 54-57.<em></em>
 
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Wichmann, Ernst Heinrich. <em>Geschichte Altona's. </em>Altona: Haendcke &amp; Lehmkuhl, 1865.
 
Wichmann, Ernst Heinrich. <em>Geschichte Altona's. </em>Altona: Haendcke &amp; Lehmkuhl, 1865.
 
 
 
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File:Balthasar-Denner-Alten-Frau.jpg
Porträt einer alten Frau Source: Wikipedia Commons Wikipedia Commons
File:Balthasar-Denner-Selfportrait.jpg
Balthasar Denner (seated) and hisfamily (Self-portrait). Source: Wikipedia Commons Wikipedia Commons

Balthasar Denner, born 15 November 1685 at Hamburg and died 14 April 1749 at Rostock, was one of the most important portrait painters of his time. His father was Jakob Denner, the well-known Dompelaar preacher of Hamburg-Altona; his mother was Katharine Wiebe. In 1710 Offenbach relates that among the important persons he visited in Hamburg was the Denner family; concerning Denner's parental home he remarks, "They [the Mennonites] in general all seem to be very fine and pious people." One of his best pupils was Dominicus van der Smissen, who married his sister Katharina.

Wichmann reports in his history of Altona that Balthasar Denner had to paint an annual portrait of Countess Reventlow in payment for the use of the church in which his father preached for the Dompelaars.

Bibliography

Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie. Leipzig, 1875-1912: V, 54-57.

Hamburger Künstlerlexikon.

Hege, Christian and Christian Neff. Mennonitisches Lexikon, 4 vols. Frankfurt & Weierhof: Hege; Karlsruhe: Schneider, 1913-1967: v. I, 414.

Lichwark, Alfred. Das Bildnis in Hamburg. Hamburg: 1898: I, 132-143.

Wichmann, Ernst Heinrich. Geschichte Altona's. Altona: Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, 1865.


Author(s) H van der Smissen
Date Published 1956


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van der Smissen, H. "Denner, Balthasar (1685-1749)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1956. Web. 18 Nov 2017. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Denner,_Balthasar_(1685-1749)&oldid=80096.

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van der Smissen, H. (1956). Denner, Balthasar (1685-1749). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 18 November 2017, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Denner,_Balthasar_(1685-1749)&oldid=80096.




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Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 36. All rights reserved.


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