Quiringh van Brekelenkam

An Old Woman Bleeding a Young Woman, known as 'The Bloodletting'

562 detail signatuur
562 achterzijde
562 ingelijst
562 voorzijde
562 voorzijde

Quiringh van Brekelenkam
An Old Woman Bleeding a Young Woman, known as 'The Bloodletting'

1660 Visible à Salle 14

Brekelenkam specialised in the subject of ordinary people going about their daily business. Here, he painted an elderly woman bleeding a younger woman. She is using heated pottery cups, which is why she is called a ‘cupper’. Bleeding was supposed to help prevent miscarriages – so the young woman may be pregnant.

Détails techniques
562 voorzijde

Quiringh van Brekelenkam
An Old Woman Bleeding a Young Woman, known as 'The Bloodletting'

1660 Visible à Salle 14

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Détails

Informations générales
Quiringh van Brekelenkam (Zwammerdam after? 1622 - in or after 1669 Leiden)
An Old Woman Bleeding a Young Woman, known as 'The Bloodletting'
1660
painting
562
Salle 14
Détails des matériaux et techniques
oil
panel
47.9 x 36.7 cm
Inscriptions
on the foot-warmer: QVB
in ligature

Origine

Possibly collection Pieter François Clignet, Leiden, 1776; sale Hendrik Twent (anonymous part), Leiden, 11 August 1789 (Lugt 4469), no. 142 (for 175 guilders to Delfos); Menno, Baron Van Coehoorn; his sale, Amsterdam, 19 October 1801 (Lugt 6320), no. 8 (for 355 guilders to Theodorus Spaan); Pieter de Smeth, Lord of Alphen and Rietveld, Amsterdam; his sale, Amsterdam, 1-2 August 1810 (Lugt 7842), no. 16 (for 275 guilders to Van I(Y)peren for Bredius sr.); Abraham Bredius, Naarden, 1810-1863; his grandson, Abraham Bredius, Amsterdam and The Hague, before 1889-1946 (on loan to the Mauritshuis, since 1892); bequest of Abraham Bredius, 1946