Probably the monogram and date of 1661 on the hat stand were added later; the full signature and date of 1663 on the bed were discovered after recent cleaning. It’s very likely that they had been covered in the past to ‘turn it into ‘a more expensive master, such as Jan Steen.
Dr H. Schulhof et al. sale Lepke, Berlin May 1892; sale Goecke et al., Heberle, Cologne June 1893; sale Arthur Kay, Christies’ Manson & Woods, May 1901; Lord Swaythling sale, Christie’s, London, July 1946; to collection A. Welker, London, 1951; The British Rail Pension Fund; with Gebr. Douwes Gallery, Amsterdam – London, exhibited at the Antique Fair, Delft, 1976; on loan to the Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, England, 1977-1993; sale The British Rail Pension Fund, London, Sothebys, December 1994; with Gebr. Douwes Fine Art, 1995, exhibited at TEFAF; to a private Dutch collection.
Delft Fine Art Fair, with Gebr. Douwes, 1976;
On loan to the Doncaster Museum & Art Gallery, England, 1977-1993;
TEFAF 1995 (Gebr Douwes).
Lasius, ‘Quiringh van Brekelenkam’, ed. W. Liedtke& Ekkehardt Mai, Davaco 1992, pp.105-6, no. 90; S.J. Gudlaugsson, ‘Gerard Ter Borgh’, 1959/60, Vol. II, p.278, under no. D21 (incorrectly as attributed to G. Ter Borch);
(RKD image no. 1001135003)