Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Balthasar Denner (1685 - 1749)

"Portrait of an old woman" c.1720

9 comments:

Candace X. Moore said...

Absolutely beautiful. Such a fresh, vital look. Nice fur. Looks like Rembrandt could have influenced this artist, which jives with the dates you listed. What is the significance of the numbers in the lower right corner? Any idea?

Philip said...

Yes this is an excellent portrait

tinoradman said...

Thanks for this large image of Denner. I had only smaller, 400 pix version...

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

C'est fascinant. Thanks to you to go exploring such captivating painting. ✿ Hélène Flont.

CarltonHobbs said...

Mesmerizing and beautiful!

Hels said...

I did not remember Balthasar Denner's name, nor would I have recognised his work. But once I was alerted to his name, this gorgeous man appeared again in Alberti's Window.

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goodnameforadog said...

This is amazing! Almost like a photograph.

The Parthenon Museum said...

I cannot get this picture out of my head. Thanks for sharing this on your blog. I amm a new subscriber.

Philip Wood said...

Denner was a Mennonite who lived in London from 1721-1728. Most of the biography I've picked up about him comes from the journal of George Vertue. I'm a London based Mennonite and would dearly love to know where he lived when he was here. If anyone does have a clue, I would be glad to hear.