Johann Hinrich Dimpfel

Portrait bust of the Hamburg merchant Johann Hinrich Dimpfel, Hamburg, Germany, 1747, Ivory.
Courtesy of Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

The small ivory bust by Ludwig Lücke (1717-1789) shows the Hamburg merchant and publisher Johann Hinrich Dimpfel. Dimpfel was chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, and his daughter was married to the German poet of “Empfindsamkeit” [sensitivity], Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock.