Artist Gerard ter Borch, Dutch, 1617-1681
Title
  • Young Man Reading
Date ca. 1680
Medium Oil on oak panel
Dimensions Unframed: 15 7/8 × 13 1/2 inches (40.3 × 34.3 cm)
Framed: 22 5/8 × 20 × 2 3/8 inches (57.5 × 50.8 × 6 cm)
Credit Line City of Detroit Purchase
Accession Number 29.256
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
June 5, 1754, sold by (Posthumus & de Leth, Amsterdam, Netherlands) lot 113 [een lezend mannetje];
April 17, 1757, sold by (de Leth, Amsterdam, Netherlands) auction H. Wannaar, lot 21 [een lezend mannetje].
by 1929, (Henry Reinhardt & Son, New York, New York, USA);
1929-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Hofstede de Groot, C. Beschreibendes und kritisches Verzeichnis der Werke der hervorragendsten holländischen Maler des XVII. Jahrhunderts, vol. 5. Esslingen and Paris, 1912, p. 42, no. 105a. [Lesender Mann.]

Valentiner, W.R. "Portrait of a Man Reading by Gerard Terborch." Bulletin of the DIA 11, no. 1 (October 1929): pp. 2-3 (cover ill.).

Ninth Loan Exhibition of Dutch Genre and Landscape Painting of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1929, p. xvii, cat. 71.

Heil, W. "Holländische Ausstellung im Detroiter Museum." Pantheon 5 (1930): pp. 32-36.

Heil, W. Catalogue of Paintings in the Permanent Collection of The Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1930, cat. 221 (ill.).

Exhibition of Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. Exh. cat., Detroit Institute of Arts. Detroit, 1931, unpaginated.

Richardson, E.P., ed. Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogue of Paintings. Detroit, 1944, p. 131, no. 221.

50th Anniversary Exhibition: The Art of Europe during the 16th-17th Centuries. Exh. cat., Worcester Art Museum. Worcester, MA, 1948, p. 25, cat. 19.

Renaissance and Baroque Art. Exh. cat., Seattle Art Museum. Seattle, 1950, p. 15, cat. 88.

Masterpieces of Art Exhibition in Memory of W.R. Valentiner. Exh. cat., North Carolina Museum of Art. Raleigh, 1959, pp. 144, 155, no. 92 (ill.).

Gudlaugsson, S.J. Gerard Ter Borch. The Hague, 1959-60, vol. 1, p. 407, no. 289 (ill.), vol. 2, p. 240, cat. 289.

Stechow, W. "Review of S.J. Gudlaugsson, Gerard Ter Borch." Art Bulletin 43 (1961): pp. 338-341. [suggesting an earlier dating.]

Leselust: Niederländische Malerei von Rembrandt bis Vermeer. Schirn Kunsthalle. Frankfurt-am-Main, 1993, p. 156, cat. 13 (ill.).

Pursuits and Pleasures, Baroque Paintings from the Detroit Institute of Arts. Exh. cat., Dennos Museum Center, Northwestern Michigan College. Traverse City, 2003, pp. 10, 40, 41 (ill.).

Keyes, George S. et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004, pp. 34–35, no. 10 (ill.).

Gerard ter Borch. Exh. cat., National Gallery of Art and Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington, D.C. and Detroit, 2004, pp. 180, 213, cat. 50 (ill.).

Keyes, G.S. "A Brief History of the European Paintings Collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts with a Focus on the Dutch School." in the catalogue for The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF). Maastricht, 2005, pp. 10-15.