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[Gerard ter Borch (II (1582 / 1583-1662). Gerard ter Borch (II) (1617-1681), son of Gerard ter Borch (I)]
Gerard ter Borch, December 1617 – 8 December 1681), also known as Gerard Terburg, was a Dutch genre painter who lived in the Dutch Golden Age.
He received an excellent education from his father Gerard ter Borch the Elder, 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 Willem Cornelisz Duyster or Pieter 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 de Molijn in Haarlem. A record of this Haarlem period is the Consultation (1635) at the Berlin Gallery.
Ter Borch is a significant painter of genre subjects. He is known for his rendering of texture in draperies, for example in The Letter and in The Gallant Conversation, engraved by Johann Georg Wille.
Ter Borch's works are comparatively rare; about 80 have been catalogued. Six of these are at the Hermitage, 6 at the Berlin Museum, 5 at the Louvre, 4 at the Dresden Museum, 3 at the Getty Center, and 2 at the Wallace Collection. A pair of portraits are located at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington DC, highlighted in 2010 by Blake Gopnik.
The artist's painting The Suitor's Visit, c. 1658, oil on canvas, 80 x 75 cm (31½ × 29 9/16 in.) in the Andrew W. Mellon Collection, was used on the cover of Marilyn Stokstad's second edition of Art History.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerard_ter_Borch)