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150

Follower of Gerard ter Borch

'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

Follower of Gerard ter Borch

Follower of Gerard ter Borch

'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady

'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady

Estimate:

12,000

to
- 18,000 GBP

The Property of a Gentleman

Follower of Gerard ter Borch

'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady


oil on canvas

unframed: 78 x 68.2 cm.; 30 3/4 x 26 7/8 in.

framed: 97.6 x 88.3 cm.; 38 3/8 x 34 3/4 in.

The canvas has a firm lining, which has somewhat flattened the paint surface. The paint surface is clean, with a clear and even varnish. There are a handful of discoloured spot retouchings visible in the background, as well as to a repaired tear in the lower right corner. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals a milky varnish, underneath which the aforementioned retouchings are just visible, as are more recent retouchings, comprised of - most notably: fine lines and small spots in the lady dressed in black, centre; in the table and the floor beneath it; in the hat of the man, centre right; and in the chandelier and the beam from which it hangs. These are all sensitively-executed and the painting appears in overall good condition and ready to hang in its current state.


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Possibly Friedrich Moritz von Brabeck (1742-1814), Hildesheim, by 1792;
William Wilkins (1778-1839), architect of The National Gallery and University College London;
By whom exchanged or sold to Edward Gray (1751-1838), Harringay House, London, by 1834;
His collection bought en bloc by the dealer William Buchanan (1777-1864), and the collector James Morrison (1789-1857), for £15,000, 30 January 1839;
Possibly anonymous sale, London, Sotheby's, 23 May 1951, lot 69, for £320;
Private collection, Texas;
Whence sold ('Property of a Private Collector, Texas'), New York, Sotheby's, 26 May 2016, lot 38, where acquired by the present owner.
Possibly F.W.B. von Ramdohr, Beschreibung der Gemälde-Gallerie des Freiherrn von Brabeck zu Hildesheim, 1792, p. 67, cat. no. 116;
C.J. Nieuwenhuys, A Review Of The Lives And Works Of Some Of The most Eminent Painters, London 1834, p. 245;
S.J. Gudlaugsson, Katalog der Gemälde Gerard Ter Borch, The Hague 1960, vol. II, p. 184, under cat. no. 187, copy e (and possibly copies c and d).