Hunting for Lice

Gerard ter Borch
Article nr
MA022CAP
  • 30 x 35 cm
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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. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.
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 located. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 2 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 2 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Hunting for Lice by Gerard ter Borch is stretched by hand on two centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front.
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 exhibited. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Gallery wrap 4.5 cm: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft our Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction with a 4.5 cm Gallery wrap. This Giclée canvas print of Hunting for Lice by Gerard ter Borch is stretched by hand on 4.5 centimetres thick wooden stretcher bars. The term "gallery wrap" refers to an image that appears on the sides of the stretcher bars as well as the front. This canvas hangs strong and bold on your wall and does not need a frame.
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. All reproductions are handmade in our studio in Amsterdam.

Classic with nails: See here how we varnish, stretch and handcraft a Dutch Art Giclée Canvas Reproduction in our unique style classic with nails. After stretching the Giclée canvas print on 2 cm thick stretcher bars, we finish the sides of this reproduction of Hunting for Lice by Gerard ter Borch in a traditional way; we use custom-made nails and hammer them in by hand for that old fashioned look.


Giclée printing: Our reproductions are printed on museum-quality canvas of 380g. We use a Giclée print technique that guarantees over 100 years of colour permanence. The HDR inks are sprayed on the canvas layer by layer, with 800 nozzles per colour x 10 channels for a total of 8000 nozzles.

Varnish: We then apply several coats of varnish by hand to make the colours come to life and to protect against moisture and UV light. The canvas is stretched by hand on stretcher bars made with timber from sustainable forestry.

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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.