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  • Portrait of an Old Woman

    Artist:
    Denner, Balthasar. 1685-1749
    Technique:
    oil
    Dimensions:
    37,5x31,5 cm

Denner, Balthasar. 1685-1749

Portrait of an Old Woman

Germany, The first half of the 18th century

Alongside 18th-century German court art which evolved in ducal courts, there existed another form of art, incomparably more modest, associated with the burghers’ circlers, the exponent of which being Balthasar Denner. He worked for the most part in Hamburg and some other German towns where he achieved wide fame due to the portraits which he executed with great care. Of exceptional value are the representations of old people where every wrinkle and even every pore on the sitter’s face is meticulously depicted. These works by the master were named ‘Porendenner’. The ‘Portrait of an Old Woman’ in the Hermitage belongs to this group of paintings. There are a large number of painted replicas of this portrait.

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Portrait of an Old Woman

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Technique:

oil

Dimensions:

37,5x31,5 cm

Acquisition date:

Formerly in the collection of Catherine the Great

Inventory Number:

ГЭ-1326

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