A mother is diligently examining her child's head in search of lice. The scene is set in a modest interior, with Delft blue tiles and a box bed. A copper pan used to warm the bed is hanging nearby, and in the right foreground there is a 'potty-chair', a high chair for toddlers with a chamber pot. To the left we are given a view of a sun-filled back-room. Through the half-door, a corner of the garden is visible. From the Amsterdam collections of G. Braamcamp, J.L. van der Dussen, and J.J. de Faesh, among others. A. van der Hoop Bequest, 1854. On loan from the City of Amsterdam, 1885.