Gerard ter Borch

Officer dictating a letter while a trumpeter waits



Gerard ter Borch - Officer dictating a letter while a trumpeter waits

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 29 and 30
Gudlaugsson 141

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 41-43, plate 31
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 51

Literature
Lyckle de Vries, Verhalen uit kamer, keuken en kroeg, [Amsterdam], 2005, plate 43


Exhibitions

2004 Gerard ter Borch, Nr. 31
1976 Art in 17th-century Holland, Nr. 12

Provenance

Lothar Franz, Graf von Schönborn in Pommersfelden, near Bamberg by 1719
Schönborn (Pommersfelden) sale, Paris, 17 sqq. May 1867, nr. 117, bought by Khalil Bey
Khalil Bey sale, Paris, 16—18 January 1868, nr. 103
Baron de Beurnonville sale, Paris, 9 sqq. May 1881, nr. 518, bought by Gautray
Amédée G[autray] sale, Paris, 23 February 1883, nr. 57
E. Secrétan sale, Paris, 1 sqq. July 1889, nr. 172, bought by Colnaghi, London
Arthur James, London, by 1890
Mrs. Mary Venetia James, widow of Arthur James
National Gallery, London, bequeathed by Mrs Mary Venetia James, 1948
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External links

National Gallery, London Accession number NG5847

Other works by Gerard ter Borch


Gerard ter Borch Woman sealing a letter
Woman sealing a letter
c. 1659

Gerard ter Borch Portrait of a Young Man
Portrait of a Young Man
c. 1663

Gerard ter Borch The music lesson
The music lesson
c. 1668/69

Gerard ter Borch The unwelcome call
The unwelcome call
1653

Gerard ter Borch
Officer dictating a letter while a trumpeter waits
c. 1658/59
74.5 x 51 cm
Oil on canvas
The National Gallery, London