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Details: Gerard ter Borch, Woman Writing a Letter, c. 1655

General information

Artist
Gerard ter Borch (1617 - 1681)
Titel
Woman Writing a Letter
Dating
c. 1655
Object name
painting

Material and technical details

Technique
oil
Material
panel
Dimensions
height: 38.3 cm
width: 27.9 cm

Other details

Inscriptions
signed: GTB
Inventory number
797
Origin
Possibly Jacob Lois, Rotterdam (his inventory 1676, no. 45); possibly Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul, Paris, before 1771 (see P.F. Basan, Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les tableaux du cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, Paris 1771, p. 6, no. 59 and sale, Paris, 6 April 1772 [Lugt 2020], no. 29 [for 1,500 livres to Marquis de Saint-Céran]); probably a member of the Elias family (Jacob Elias?), Amsterdam; anonymous sale, including paintings from the Elias family, Amsterdam, 11 May 1801 (Lugt 6261), no. 87 (for 205 guilders to De Bosch); Bernardus de Bosch Junior, Amsterdam, 1801-1816; his widow, Christina de Vries, Amsterdam, 1816-1817; De Bosch sale, Amsterdam, 10 March 1817 (Lugt 9064), no. 3 (for 192 guilders to Jeronimo de Vries); Lucretia van Winter, 1817-1845; by inheritance to her husband, jonkheer Hendrik Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1845-1847; jonkheer Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom and jonkheer Pieter Six van Vromade, Amsterdam, 1847-1899/1905; jonkheer Willem Six van Wimmenum, Amsterdam, 1905-1919; jonkheer Jan Six, Amsterdam, 1919-1926; his sale, Amsterdam (A.W.M. Mensing), 16 October 1928, no. 46 (for 319,000 guilders to Deterding); gift of Sir Henri W.A. Deterding, 1928

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