Gerard ter Borch

Woman writing a letter

Gerard ter Borch - Woman writing a letter

Gerard ter Borch
Woman writing a letter
c. 1655
39 x 29.5 cm
Oil on panel
Mauritshuis, The Hague


Collection catalogues
Compiled by Quentin Buvelot, Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, The Hague; Zwolle, 2004, pp. 74-75

Desmond Shawe-Taylor and Quentin Buvelot, Masters of the Everyday, London; Brussels, 2015, fig. 25
Stephan Koja, Uta Neidhardt, Arthur K. Wheelock Jr. (eds.), Johannes Vermeer. On Reflection, Dresden, 2021, p. 46, fig. 8


Probably Jacob Lois, Rotterdam (inventory 1676)
Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul, Paris, 1772
sale Paris 1772, to Marquis de Saint-Céran
probably collection of the Elias family (Jacob Elias?), Amsterdam
anonymous sale (Elias?), 1801, Amsterdam to De Bosch
Bernardus de Bosch Jr. (died 1816) and his wife Christina de Vries, Amsterdam, 1801-1917
sale De Bosch, Amsterdam, 1817 to Jeronimo de Vries
Lucretia van Winter (died 1845) and her husband Hendrik Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1817-1847
Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom and Pieter Six van Vromade, Amsterdam, 1847/99-1919
Jan Six, Amsterdam, 1919-1926
sale, J. Six, Amsterdam, 1928 to Deterding
gift of Sir Henri W.A. Deterding to the Kininklijk Kabinet van Schilderijen Mauritshuis, The Hague, 1928
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External links

Mauritshuis, The Hague Accession number 797

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