Johann Günther Bornemann
(Germany 1757 – circa 1815)
Portrait of the young officer F.H.L. Meijer
Signed and dated 1788 l.r. and annotated l.r.
Oil on canvas, 63 x 47.7 cm
According to a handwritten text on the stretcher the portrait depicts Joh. Heinrich Ludwig Meijer, who died in Hannover in 1840, brother in law to Wilhelm Heinrich Sievers, born in 1782.
This artist from the city of Göttingen was also active in Hamburg and Lübeck. His portraits are in the collections of the museums of Göttingen, Kassel and Kiel.