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{{subst:Quick infobox|Balthasar Van Lemens|1637|1704|}} Balthasar VAN Lemens (born 1637 died 1704), painter, born at Antwerp in 1637, came over to England, and had some slight success in painting small pieces of history. Meeting, however, with misfortunes, he was reduced to working for other people, drawing and making sketches to assist the work of both painters and engravers. Among the latter he was chiefly employed by Paul Van Somer, the mezzotint-engraver. He also copied portraits by Van Dyck and others. He had a brother who practised in Brussels, and painted Balthasar's portrait. Van Lemens died in Westminster in 1704.[DNB 1][DNB 2][DNB 3][1]


  1.  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    L. C.

    (1899). "Van Lemens, Balthasar (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 58. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.

DNB references[edit]

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting, ed. Wornum
  2. De Piles's Lives of the Painters (Suppl.)
  3. Chaloner Smith's British Mezzotinto Portraits.

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