7 March 2000
After Gerard ter Borch
An elegant couple attended by a procuress
oil on canvas
72.3 x 57.6 cm
(possibly) Private collection, London, 1913 (see under literature).
Anon. Sale, Sotheby's London, 16 April 1997, lot 42, ill.
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(possibly) C. Hofstede de Groot, A Catalogue Raisonné, etc., V, 1913, pp.35/6, no.87).
The prototype of circa 1663/4, on canvas, 67.2 x 53.9 cm, is in the Hermitage, inv. no.881 (S.J. Gudlaugsson, Geraert ter Borch, 1959, I, p.335, fig.192 and II, pp.187/89, no.192).
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