View 1 of Lot 150. 'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady.
View 1 of Lot 150. 'The Introduction', or An officer making his bow to a lady.
150

Follower of Gerard ter Borch

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

Estimate:

12,000 - 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 - 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.

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).