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Gerard ter Borch | Genre painter

Gerard ter Borch🎨 (1617-1681) was an influential and pioneering Dutch genre painter🎨 who lived in the Dutch Golden Age.
He influenced fellow Dutch painters🎨 Gabriel Metsu, Gerrit Dou🎨, Eglon van der Neer and Johannes Vermeer🎨.
According to Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Ter Borch “established a new framework for subject matter, taking people into the sanctum of the home”, showing the figures’ uncertainties and expertly hinting at their inner lives.
His influence as a painter, however, was later surpassed by Vermeer🎨.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Borch see: