Hunting for Lice

Gerard ter Borch
Article nr
MA022CAP

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This reproduction on canvas of Hunting for Lice by Gerard ter Borch is made with the greatest possible care to ensure that the colours are very close to the original painting that is hanging in the Mauritshuis Museum.

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About the original:
Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681), Hunting for Lice 1652-1653, Oil on Panel, 33.2 x 28.7 cm, Collection Mauritshuis.

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About the original artwork
Hunting for Lice

This reproduction on canvas of Hunting for Lice by Gerard ter Borch is made in cooperation with the Mauritshuis Museum, where the original painting is hanging. A mother carefully combs her child's hair. She is looking for lice. The boy undergoes the fumbling on his head. Boys at that time wore a skirt and an apron until the age of 6. He keeps his lips tight and waits with red cheeks for the moment he can continue playing. We witness an intimate ritual between a mother and her child. Gerard ter Borch made a name for himself with this kind of silent performances with one or a few figures who are completely absorbed in their activities. The woman who modeled for the mother is Ter Borch's stepmother, and the kid is probably one of his half-brothers.

It may seem like a careless family snapshot, but in the seventeenth century lice hunting also symbolized a good mother who takes good care of her children. With the lice comb, she not only pays attention to a clean appearance of the child, but also to a pure interior.

Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681), Hunting for Lice 1652-1653, Oil on panel, 33.2x28.7cm, Collection Mauritshuis.