Gerard ter Borch, 1655 - Woman Writing a Letter - fine art print

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The over 360 year-old piece of art Woman Writing a Letter was made by the artist Gerard ter Borch. The over 360 years old original has the size: height: 38,3 cm width: 27,9 cm | height: 15,1 in width: 11 in. Oil on panel was used by the artist as the medium of the work of art. Signed: GTB is the painting's original inscription. Furthermore, this piece of art is included in the digital collection of Mauritshuis, which the Mauritshuis is home to the best artworks of Dutch painting of the seventeenth century. We are delighted to mention that the public domain artpiece is being included with courtesy of Mauritshuis, The Hague. The creditline of the artwork is: Possibly Jacob Lois, Rotterdam (his inventory 1676, no. 45); possibly Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul, Paris, before 1771 (see P.F. Basan, Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les tableaux du cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, Paris 1771, p. 6, no. 59 and sale, Paris, 6 April 1772 [Lugt 2020], no. 29 [for 1,500 livres to Marquis de Saint-Céran]); probably a member of the Elias family (Jacob Elias?), Amsterdam; anonymous sale, including paintings from the Elias family, Amsterdam, 11 May 1801 (Lugt 6261), no. 87 (for 205 guilders to De Bosch); Bernardus de Bosch Junior, Amsterdam, 1801-1816; his widow, Christina de Vries, Amsterdam, 1816-1817; De Bosch sale, Amsterdam, 10 March 1817 (Lugt 9064), no. 3 (for 192 guilders to Jeronimo de Vries); Lucretia van Winter, 1817-1845; by inheritance to her husband, jonkheer Hendrik Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1845-1847; jonkheer Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom and jonkheer Pieter Six van Vromade, Amsterdam, 1847-1899/1905; jonkheer Willem Six van Wimmenum, Amsterdam, 1905-1919; jonkheer Jan Six, Amsterdam, 1919-1926; his sale, Amsterdam (A.W.M. Mensing), 16 October 1928, no. 46 (for 319,000 guilders to Deterding); gift of Sir Henri W.A. Deterding, 1928. Besides, the alignment of the digital reproduction is portrait with a side ratio of 1 : 1.4, which implies that the length is 29% shorter than the width. Gerard ter Borch was a painter, whose art style was primarily Baroque. The artist lived for a total of 64 years, born in the year 1617 and died in 1681.

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Possibly Jacob Lois, Rotterdam (his inventory 1676, no. 45); possibly Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul, Paris, before 1771 (see P.F. Basan, Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les tableaux du cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, Paris 1771, p. 6, no. 59 and sale, Paris, 6 April 1772 [Lugt 2020], no. 29 [for 1,500 livres to Marquis de Saint-Céran]); probably a member of the Elias family (Jacob Elias?), Amsterdam; anonymous sale, including paintings from the Elias family, Amsterdam, 11 May 1801 (Lugt 6261), no. 87 (for 205 guilders to De Bosch); Bernardus de Bosch Junior, Amsterdam, 1801-1816; his widow, Christina de Vries, Amsterdam, 1816-1817; De Bosch sale, Amsterdam, 10 March 1817 (Lugt 9064), no. 3 (for 192 guilders to Jeronimo de Vries); Lucretia van Winter, 1817-1845; by inheritance to her husband, jonkheer Hendrik Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1845-1847; jonkheer Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom and jonkheer Pieter Six van Vromade, Amsterdam, 1847-1899/1905; jonkheer Willem Six van Wimmenum, Amsterdam, 1905-1919; jonkheer Jan Six, Amsterdam, 1919-1926; his sale, Amsterdam (A.W.M. Mensing), 16 October 1928, no. 46 (for 319,000 guilders to Deterding); gift of Sir Henri W.A. Deterding, 1928

Work of art details

Artwork title: "Woman Writing a Letter"
Artwork classification: painting
Generic term: classic art
Time: 17th century
Created in the year: 1655
Artwork age: more than 360 years old
Original medium of artwork: oil on panel
Original dimensions (artwork): height: 38,3 cm width: 27,9 cm
Signature on artpiece: signed: GTB
Museum: Mauritshuis
Museum location: The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
Available under: www.mauritshuis.nl
License type of artwork: public domain
Courtesy of: Mauritshuis, The Hague
Artwork creditline: Possibly Jacob Lois, Rotterdam (his inventory 1676, no. 45); possibly Etienne François, Duc de Choiseul, Paris, before 1771 (see P.F. Basan, Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les tableaux du cabinet de Monseigneur le Duc de Choiseul, Paris 1771, p. 6, no. 59 and sale, Paris, 6 April 1772 [Lugt 2020], no. 29 [for 1,500 livres to Marquis de Saint-Céran]); probably a member of the Elias family (Jacob Elias?), Amsterdam; anonymous sale, including paintings from the Elias family, Amsterdam, 11 May 1801 (Lugt 6261), no. 87 (for 205 guilders to De Bosch); Bernardus de Bosch Junior, Amsterdam, 1801-1816; his widow, Christina de Vries, Amsterdam, 1816-1817; De Bosch sale, Amsterdam, 10 March 1817 (Lugt 9064), no. 3 (for 192 guilders to Jeronimo de Vries); Lucretia van Winter, 1817-1845; by inheritance to her husband, jonkheer Hendrik Six van Hillegom, Amsterdam, 1845-1847; jonkheer Jan Pieter Six van Hillegom and jonkheer Pieter Six van Vromade, Amsterdam, 1847-1899/1905; jonkheer Willem Six van Wimmenum, Amsterdam, 1905-1919; jonkheer Jan Six, Amsterdam, 1919-1926; his sale, Amsterdam (A.W.M. Mensing), 16 October 1928, no. 46 (for 319,000 guilders to Deterding); gift of Sir Henri W.A. Deterding, 1928

About the artist

Artist: Gerard ter Borch
Jobs of the artist: painter
Artist category: old master
Art styles: Baroque
Lifespan: 64 years
Year of birth: 1617
Year died: 1681

Materials our customers can choose from

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  • Aluminium dibond: An Aluminium Dibond print is a print with an outstanding depth effect, which creates a modern impression with a non-reflective surface structure. A direct Aluminium Dibond Print is your ideal start to fine art replicas with aluminum. For your Aluminium Dibond option, we print your selected artwork on the surface of the white-primed aluminum material. The bright and white parts of the original artpiece shimmer with a silky gloss but without any glow. The colors of the print are luminous in the highest definition, fine details are crisp. This print on aluminium is one of the most demanded entry-level products and is a truly modern way to display artworks, because it draws attention on the artwork.
  • The acrylic glass print (with real glass coating): An acrylic glass print, often referenced as a an art print on plexiglass, transforms the original artwork into brilliant décor and offers a great alternative to aluminium or canvas fine art prints. The artwork is being made with modern UV printing technology.
  • Printed poster (canvas material): A poster is a UV printed canvas paper with a slightly rough texture on the surface, which resembles the actual version of the work of art. A poster print is ideally used for putting your fine art print with a customized frame. Please note, that depending on the size of the poster we add a white margin between 2-6cm round about the artwork to facilitate the framing with your custom frame.
  • Canvas print: A canvas print, which shall not be mistaken with an artwork painted on a canvas, is a digital image printed on an industrial printer. Canvas prints are relatively low in weight. That means, it is easy to hang up your Canvas print without the use of any wall-mounts. Hence, a canvas print is suitable for any type of wall.

Product details

Article type: art copy
Reproduction: reproduction in digital format
Production technique: UV direct print
Production: manufactured in Germany
Stock type: production on demand
Proposed product use: home décor, gallery wall
Artwork orientation: portrait alignment
Side ratio: 1 : 1.4 (length : width)
Meaning: the length is 29% shorter than the width
Available variants: metal print (aluminium dibond), acrylic glass print (with real glass coating), canvas print, poster print (canvas paper)
Canvas on stretcher frame (canvas print) size variants: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Acrylic glass print (with real glass coating) size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Poster print (canvas paper) options: 50x70cm - 20x28"
Aluminium print size options: 50x70cm - 20x28", 100x140cm - 39x55"
Picture frame: please note that this reproduction is not framed

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