Portrait of Anna Vandenhoeck (no date)
Anna Vandenhoeck (1709-1787) was the widow of publisher and bookseller Abraham Vandenhoeck, who, in 1735, had founded Vandenhoeck Publishing House (Vandenhoeck-Verlag) in Göttingen. From the start, the publishing house was closely connected to the University of Göttingen, which had been founded a year earlier, in 1734. After Abraham’s death in 1750, Anna Vandenhoeck ran the publishing house until her own death in 1787, at which point the business passed to her partner Carl Ruprecht.
Source: Portrait of Anna Vandenhoeck (1709-1787), from Wilhelm Ruprecht, Väter und Söhne. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1935, p. 33. SUB Göttingen. Available online at: https://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/id/PPN640451772