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Details: Gerard ter Borch, Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, known as 'Hunting for Lice', c. 1652 - 1653

General information

Artist
Gerard ter Borch (1617 - 1681)
Titel
Mother Combing Her Child's Hair, known as 'Hunting for Lice'
Dating
c. 1652 - 1653
Object name
painting

Material and technical details

Technique
oil
Material
panel
Dimensions
height: 33.2 cm
width: 28.7 cm

Other details

Inscriptions
signed: GTB
Inventory number
744
Origin
Johannes van Bergen van der Grijp, Leiden; his sale, Zoeterwoude, 25 June 1784 (Lugt 3750), no. 133 (for 371 guilders to Delfos); Abraham Delfos Gallery, Leiden, 1784; Hendrik Rottermond, The Hague; his sale, Amsterdam, 18 July 1786 (Lugt 4072), no. 32 (for 300 guilders to Fouquet); Pieter Fouquet Gallery, Amsterdam, 1786; Dorothea, Baroness De Pagniet, Utrecht, until 1836; her sale, Utrecht, 26 July 1836 (Lugt 14441), no. 32 (for 1,175 guilders to Steengracht); jonkheer Johan Steengracht van Oostcapelle, The Hague, 1836-1846; acquired at a family auction by his second son, jonkheer Hendrik Steengracht van Oostcapelle, The Hague, 1846-1875; by inheritance to his nephew, Hendricus Adolphus Steengracht van Duivenvoorde, The Hague and Voorschoten, 1875-1912; his sale, Paris, 9 June 1913 (Lugt 72900), no. 7 (for 305,000 francs to Frederik Muller for the Rembrandt Association); acquired with the support of the Rembrandt Association, 1913

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