Gerard ter Borch II, Young Lady in Satin Dress

Borch II, Gerard ter (Zwolle 1617 – Deventer 1681). A Young Lady in a Satin Dress. Washing her hands over a bowl held by the maid with the left while she pours the water over her mistress’ hands. Steel engraving by Albert Henry Payne (London 1812 – Leipsic 1902). 3rd quarter of the 19th century. 7⅜ × 5¼ in (18.7 × 13.5 cm).

“ As painter of the noble society, of the ladies in white satin gowns Terborch is unrivalled and single in his kind … The noblesse with which he was able to give full length portraits in small sizes … ” (Wurzbach).

“ … elegant, small-sized full length portraits of wealthy citizens, posing before poor rooms. In general these portraits concentrate themselves less on the status of those portrayed but more on the immediate presentation of their individuality ” (AKL).

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