Last year, the Rijksmuseum, the national museum in Amsterdam, selected about 500 photographs from across his career for its permanent collection, and will present 10 of them in conversation with 10 Golden Age master paintings by artists such as Rembrandt and Gerard ter Borch
, in an exhibition that opens in June.
in a style modeled after 17th-century Dutch artist Gerard ter Borch
's portrait of Jacob de Graeff, an Amsterdam regent of that era.
1655), Gerard ter Borch
's "A Young Woman at Her Toilet with a Maid" (c.
This year, however, Johnny Van Haeften sold an incredible nine works, including after-sales, with Gerard ter Borch
's recently cleaned The Card Players of around 1659 selling within the first hours to a known Old Master collector (price 2.5m [pounds sterling])--indeed, to someone who had seen the painting when the dealer acquired it in 2009 (Fig.
The names of the artists are known for approximately half of the examples, and include some who also painted in larger scale, such as the Dutch master Gerard ter Borch
. Most are unsigned, but a few include inscriptions, monograms, or signatures.
The second example Carroll uses (2011, 131) is the painting Instruction Patemelle (The Paternal Admonition) by Gerard ter Borch
Gerard ter Borch
and others often paid tribute to the dictum "spiritual purity starts with a clean body." A woman was considered the "moral laundress" of the household and the guardian of proper child care: "Lazy mother, lousy heads." Although French artists were not under as much pressure as the Dutch to couch moral messages in genre scenes, a moral or spiritual interpretation of La Tour's woman's search for fleas is intriguing.
Inspired by the painter Gerard ter Borch
, both Vermeer and Metsu were intrigued by the possibility of capturing the well-to-do at a slight remove, often alone or engaged in intimate exchanges about which we know enough to be intrigued but not enough to be certain.
The show that actually resulted includes paintings either by or once attributed to Francisco Goya and Gerhard ter Borch
, original watercolors by Auguste Rodin as well as forgeries once attributed to him, photographs by Edward Weston, and a group of Asian sculpture and decorative arts.
The Detroit Institute of Arts presents, through May 22, "Gerard ter Borch
Master Works," a tribute to the artist considered to be one of the finest genre and portrait painters of the 17th century, and who is known for capturing intimate moments in everyday life.
His particular interest is in the period of "True Freedom" from 1650 to 1672, a time when "the nature and survival of Dutch republican government" is represented in "domestic scenes of sexual negotiation" painted by ter Borch
, Vermeer, Maes, and others (85).