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Gerard ter Borch (II)

A young woman in front of her dressing table, assisted by a chambermaid and a page, ca. 1660
Detroit (Michigan), Detroit Institute of Arts, [..]
Object information
Object category
painting
Support/medium
canvas, oil paint
Shape/dimensions
rectangle (portrait format) 76,2 x 59,7 cm
Signature/inscription
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  • signed upper left: GTB
    op de schouw; transcriptie volgens opgave E. Schavemaker
Current attribution
Gerard ter Borch (II)
Date
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c. 1660 (1658 - 1662)
Gudlaugsson 1959-1960
Created in
Deventer
Artistically related
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  • used as model for
    Eglon van der Neer, Vrouw die haar handen wast
    Van der Neer adopted the subject of a woman at her morning toilet, choosing a later moment in a time sequence- when the woman is already washing her hands whereas with Ter Borch we see the servant approaching with the salver and ewer; the use of full-length figures; features of the color palet, especially the color combination of a pale blue for the bodice and white for the silk satin skirt; the motif of a servant colourfully dressed as a page, the position of a chair upholstered with velvet further away behind the standing woman and the motif of the bed in the background (as observed by E. Schavemaker).

  • used as model for
    Barend Graat, De verloren zoon
    The standing woman in her white, satin skirt and blue bodice, as well as the folds of the are all based on Ter Borch's lady (as observed by E. Schavemaker).

  • used as model for
    Johannes Vermeer, Jonge vrouw met een waterkan
    Vermeer adopted the subject of the morning toilet and the distracted look on the face of the woman who appears to be absorbed in her own world (as observed by A. Waiboer).

  • used as model for
    Gerard Dou, Jonge vrouw aan haar toilet
    Dou adopted the subject of a woman at her morning toilet and is thereby assisted by her maid servant, the use of full-length figures and the motif of a reflection in a mirror (as observed by E. Schavemaker).

  • used as model for
    Godefridus Schalcken, Rijk interieur met een jonge vrouw en een bediende bij haar toilet
    Schalcken adopted the subject of a lady at her morning toilet, thereby assisted by her maid servant; the motif of the servant with a ewer and salver, the motif of reflection in a mirror and the use of full-length figures (as observed by E. Schavemaker).

  • used as model for
    Caspar Netscher, Jonge vrouw aan haar toilet
    Netscher adopted the subject of a woman at her morning toilet, the motif of a servant with a ewer and salver in the left of the composition, the use of full-length figures and the decoration of the room with a table at the right and a bed in the right background.

  • used as model for
    Caspar Netscher, Jonge vrouw aan haar toilet, geholpen door een dienstmeid en een page
    Netscher adopted the subject of a woman at her morning toilet, assisted by a maid servant who is tying up the bacl of her bodice and a page coming in wiith a ewer and salver.He also repeated the general composition and the use of full-length figures. The decoration of the interior with the elegnat fireplace and the dressing table that is draped with an oriental rug was also repeated, as well as the frontal illumination.

  • used as model for
    Eglon van der Neer, Interieur met een handenwassende vrouw
    Van der Neer adopted the subject of the morning toilet, the use of full-length figures and the motif of a page with a ewer and a salver (as observed by E. Schavemaker).

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Creation date: 2014-04-23; Last modified date: 2019-11-02

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