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Gerard ter Borch

displays 14 pieces by one of the finest of all Dutch 17th-century painters. Ter Borch (1617-1681) was unrivaled at capturing the elegance and grace of wealthy burghers and expressing with subtlety the interactions between figures. He is renowned for his refined interior scenes and his mastery in rendering materials, particularly satins, which are notoriously difficult to paint. (National Gallery of Art)

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Interesting Fact:

Gerard ter Borch's paintings often allude to music, a common 17th-century metaphor for love and harmony between family members, lovers, or friends. In The Suitor's Visit, the arrival of a gentleman has interrupted a duet.
'The Music Party' c. 1668/1670 oil on panel, 22 7/8 x 18 5/8 in. Cincinnati Art Museum, Bequest of Mary M. Emery

The Music Party

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