With the open book, which contains mathematical formulas, the portrait of Dorothea von Schlözer places Schlözer in the tradition of classical scholarship. However, not all of Schlözer’s contemporaries agreed with such a representation.

DOROTHEA VON SCHLÖZER (1770–1825), One of the so-called “University Housekeepers”, Friedrich Carl Gröger, around 1794, oil on canvas, State and University Library of Göttingen (Schlözer-Foundation)

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