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Biographical/Historical Information

Levi Bodenheimer was a consistory rabbi at Krefeld in the Rhine region, after having served in Hildesheim. He published several works on Bible translations, particularly about the polyglot Bible by the English bishop, Brian Walton.

Isidor Popper was a German painter, lithographer, and caricaturist. He was born in Hildesheim in 1816 and active mainly in Hamburg.

Hermann Lüders was a painter, illustrator, and draftsman. Born in Osterwieck, he was considered the official draftsman for the court and army after 1870. Emperor Wilhelm I commissioned Lüders to travel abroad as a draftsman through Italy, Spain, Russia, and Constantinople. He was also a noted historian and genre painter.

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Popper, Isidor: Portrait of Levi Bodenheimer, Rabbi of Hildesheim, Leo Baeck Institute, 86.56.