Artist Jacobus Vrel, Dutch, active 1654-ca. 1670
Title
  • Interior with a Woman Combing a Little Girl's Hair
Date between 1654 and 1662
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 22 × 16 inches (55.9 × 40.6 cm)
Credit Line Gift of the Knoedler Galleries
Accession Number 28.42
Department European Painting
Not On View
Signed Signed, lower right, on paper: Jacobus Vrelle
collection of A. S. Drey (Munich, Germany);
1926, (Art Trade, Munich, Germany);
1927, (Kleykamp Gallery, The Hague, Netherlands), exh. cat. 50;
1928, (Knoedler Galleries, New York, New York, USA);
1928-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Tentoonstelling. Exh. cat., Gallery Kleykamp. The Hague, 1927, cat. 50.

Beeldende Kunst, vol. 15, no. 4 (February 1928): pp. 28-29, pl. 29 [exh. at Kunsthandel Kleykamp in The Hague in 1927].

Valentiner, W. R. "Paintings by Pieter de Hooch and Jacobus Vrel," Bulletin of the DIA 9, no. 7 (April 1929): pp. 78-81, esp. 78-79, (repr.).

Valentiner, W. R. Pieter de Hooch, Des Meisters Gemälde. Berlin & Leipzig, 1929, (KdK) p. 33 [English ed., p. 29].

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 245, (repr.).

Briere-Misme, C. "Un Intimiste Hollandais Jacob Vrel," Revue de l'Art, vol. 68 (1935): pp. 162, 169, (fig. 14).

Thieme-Becker. Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler, vol. 34 (1940): p. 570.

Richardson, E. P., ed. Catalogue of Paintings. 1944, p. 141, no. 245.

Bernt, W. Die Niederländischen Maler des 17. Jahrhunderts, vol. 3. Munich, 1948, no. 972, (repr.) [as Munich, art trade]; 2nd ed. 1960; 3rd ed. 1969; English ed., The Netherlandish Painters of the Seventeenth Century. London, Phaidon, vol. 3, 1970, no. 1350, (repr.).

Life in Seventeenth Century Holland: Views and Vistas, Pantomimes and Peep Shows. Exh. cat., Wadsworth Atheneum. Hartford, November 21, 1950-January 14, 1951, cat. 49.

Light and the Painter. Exh. cat., Cranbrook Art Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, 1952, cat.

Pictures of Everyday Life: Genre Painting in Europe 1500-1900. Exh. cat., Carnegie Institute. Pittsburgh, October 14-December 12, 1954, cat. 41.

Plietzsch, E. Holländische und Flämische Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, Darmstadt, 1960, p. 82.

Mother and Child. Exh. cat., Winnepeg Art Gallery. Winnepeg, Minitoba, May 14-August 13, 1967, cat. 140.

Régnier, G. "Jacob Vrel, un Vermeer du Pauvre," Gazette des Beaux-Arts, vol. 71 (May- June, 1968): pp. 269-282, esp. p. 276, (fig. 9).

Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. DIA. London, 2004, pp. 246-247 [entry by S. Donahue Kuretsky].