Portrait of Gerard Ter Borch

Gerard Ter Borch Painting Reproductions Gallery 1 of 4

1617-1681

Dutch Baroque Painter

Gerard ter Borch (or Terburg) (1617-1681), Dutch subject painter, was born at Zwolle, in the province of Overijssel, the Netherlands.

He received an excellent education from his father, also an artist, and developed his talent very early. The inscription on a study of a head proves that Ter Borch was at Amsterdam in 1632, where he studied possibly under C Duyster or P Codde. Duyster's influence can be traced in a picture bearing the date 1638, in the lonides Bequest (Victoria and Albert Museum). In 1634 he studied under Pieter Molyn in Haarlem. A record of this Haarlem period is the Consultation (1635) at the Berlin Gallery.

In 1635 he was in London, and subsequently he travelled in Germany, France, Spain and Italy. It is certain that he was in Rome in 1641, when he painted the small portraits on copper of Jan Six and A Young Lady (Six Collection, Amsterdam). In 1648 he was at Munster during the meeting of the congress which ratified the treaty of peace between the Spaniards and the Dutch, and executed his celebrated little picture, painted upon copper, of the assembled plenipotentiaries a work which, along with the Guitar Lesson and a portrait of a Man Standing, now represents the master in the national collection in London. The picture was bought by the marquess of Hertford at the Demidoff sale for 1280, and presented to the National Gallery by Sir Richard Wallace, at the suggestion of his secretary, Sir John Murray Scott.

At this time Ter Borch was invited to visit Madrid, where he received employment and the honour of knighthood from Philip IV, but, in consequence of an intrigue, it is said, he was obliged to return to the Netherlands. He seems to have resided for a time in Haarlem; but he finally settled in Deventer, where he became a member of the town council, as which he appears in the portrait now in the gallery of the Hague. He died at Deventer in 1681.

Ter Borch is excellent as a portrait painter, but still greater as a painter of genre subjects. He depicts with admirable truth the life of the wealthy and cultured classes of his time, and his work is free from any touch of the grossness which finds so large a place in Dutch art. His figures are well drawn and expressive in attitude; his colouring is clear and rich, but his best skill lies in his unequalled rendering of texture in draperies, which is seen to advantage in such pictures as The Letter and in The Paternal Advice (known as The Satin Gown) engraved by Wille which exists in various repetitions at Berlin and Amsterdam, and in the Bridgewater Gallery. Ter Borch's works are comparatively rare; only about eighty have been catalogued. Six of these are at the Hermitage, six at the Berlin Museum, five at the Louvre; four at the Dresden Museum, and two at the Wallace Collection.

82 Gerard ter Borch Paintings

Paternal Admonition, c.1655 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Paternal Admonition c.1655

Oil Painting
$1614
Canvas Print
$53.52
SKU: GTB-145
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 71 x 73 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Girl in Peasant Costume, the Painter's Half-Sister, c.1650 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Girl in Peasant Costume, the Painter's Half-Sister c.1650

Oil Painting
$698
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-146
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 28 x 23 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Woman at a Mirror, c.1650 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Woman at a Mirror c.1650

Oil Painting
$885
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-147
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 34.5 x 26 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Woman Drinking with Sleeping Soldier, early 1660 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Woman Drinking with Sleeping Soldier early 1660

Oil Painting
$1151
SKU: GTB-148
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: unknown
Private Collection

Woman Drinking Wine, c.1656/57 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Woman Drinking Wine c.1656/57

Oil Painting
$1047
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-149
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 37.5 x 28.7 cm
Stadel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Woman Peeling Apples, 1660 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Woman Peeling Apples 1660

Oil Painting
$1353
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-150
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 36.3 x 30.7 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

The Lute Player, undated by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

The Lute Player undated

Oil Painting
$981
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-151
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 31 x 27 cm
Koninklijk Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium

Man Offering a Woman Coins, c.1662/63 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Man Offering a Woman Coins c.1662/63

Oil Painting
$1558
Canvas Print
$57.71
SKU: GTB-152
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 68 x 55 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Boy Ridding his Dog of Fleas, c.1665 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Boy Ridding his Dog of Fleas c.1665

Oil Painting
$1252
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-153
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 34.4 x 27.1 cm
Alte Pinakothek, Munich, Germany

Helena van der Schalcke, c.1648 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Helena van der Schalcke c.1648

Oil Painting
$1003
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6171
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 34 x 28.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Memorial Portrait of Moses ter Borch, c.1667/69 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Memorial Portrait of Moses ter Borch c.1667/69

Oil Painting
$1806
Canvas Print
$91.43
SKU: GTB-6172
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 76.2 x 56.5 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Ratification of the Treaty of Munster, 15 May 1648, 1648 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

The Ratification of the Treaty of Munster, 15 May 1648 1648

Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6173
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 46 x 60 cm
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Portrait of a Woman, 1681 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Woman 1681

Oil Painting
$1189
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6174
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 46.4 x 38.1 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Man on Horseback, 1634 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Man on Horseback 1634

Oil Painting
$1045
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6175
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 55 x 41 cm
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Massachusetts, USA

Portrait of a Gentleman in Black, c.1639/40 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Gentleman in Black c.1639/40

Oil Painting
$1176
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6176
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 48.6 x 35.7 cm
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, California, USA

Portrait of a Young Lady, c.1665/70 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Lady c.1665/70

Oil Painting
$1357
Canvas Print
$52.88
SKU: GTB-6177
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 53.5 x 40.6 cm
Frick Collection, New York, USA

The Ratification of the Treaty of Munster, 1648 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

The Ratification of the Treaty of Munster 1648

Canvas Print
$64.65
SKU: GTB-6178
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 45.4 x 58.5 cm
National Gallery, London, United Kingdom

Portrait of a Young Woman, c.1665/70 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Young Woman c.1665/70

Oil Painting
$1509
Canvas Print
$72.26
SKU: GTB-6179
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 62.1 x 47.8 cm
San Diego Museum of Art, California, USA

The Concert: Singer and Theorbo Player, c.1657 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

The Concert: Singer and Theorbo Player c.1657

Oil Painting
$1806
Canvas Print
$50.34
SKU: GTB-6180
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 47 x 44 cm
Louvre Museum, Paris, France

Interior of an Inn, 1636 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Interior of an Inn 1636

Oil Painting
$1635
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6181
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 30.6 x 36.8 cm
Musee des Beaux-Arts, Rouen, France

Portrait of a Man in his Study, c.1668/69 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Portrait of a Man in his Study c.1668/69

Oil Painting
$1530
Canvas Print
$56.09
SKU: GTB-6182
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 73 x 55 cm
Guildhall Art Gallery, London, United Kingdom

A Lady Reading a Letter, early 1660 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

A Lady Reading a Letter early 1660

Oil Painting
$1530
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6183
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 44.2 x 32.2 cm
The Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom

The Pressing Invitation to Drink, undated by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

The Pressing Invitation to Drink undated

Oil Painting
$1288
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6184
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 26.7 x 20.3 cm
Private Collection

Young Man Reading a Letter, c.1680 by Gerard ter Borch | Painting Reproduction

Young Man Reading a Letter c.1680

Oil Painting
$1210
Canvas Print
$48.59
SKU: GTB-6185
Gerard Ter Borch
Original Size: 40.3 x 34.3 cm
Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan, USA

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