An Old Lady Counting Money with a Young Boy - an Allegory of Avarice

Oil on canvas
Signed and Dated: "PMoreelse / 1621"
28 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches, 72 x 55 cm
Provenance: 

William Craven (1705-1769), 5th Baron Craven, Combe Abbey, Warwickshire (1769);William, 6th Baron Craven (1738-1791);William, 7th Baron and 1st Earl of Craven (1770-1825);William, 2nd Earl of Craven (1809-1866);George Grimston Craven, 3rd Earl of Craven (1841-1883);William George Robert Craven, 4th Earl of Craven (1868 -1921);his sale, Christie's London, 13th April 1923, lot 101, as Honthorst;A.J. de Jong Schouwenburg collection (1874-1937), Gorssel;Katz, Dieren, 1936;Private Collection, Rotterdam;Private Collection, Vienna

Literature: 

Combe Abbey catalogue, 1866, p. 17, no. 249;Exhib cat., Fries Museum, 'Lambert Jacobsz', Leeuwarden, 1936, no. 39;De Jonge, 1938, p. 136, no. 57;Judson/Ekkart, 2001, p.182;Exhib cat, Brunswijk, 2000, p.50, 56 (no.39)

Exhibitions: 

29th June to 27th September 1936, Lambert Jacobs Exhibition, Friesischen Museum, Leeuwarden, Holland, Cat. no. 39