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Gerard ter Borch

1617 - 1681

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Gerard ter Borch (Dutch: [ɣəˈrɑrtɛr ˈbɔr(ə)x]; December 1617 – 8 December 1681), also known as Gerard Terburg (Dutch: [ɣəˈrɑrtɛrˈbʏr(ə)x]), was a Dutch genre painter who lived in the Dutch Golden Age. He influenced fellow Dutch painters Gabriel Metsu, Gerrit Dou, Eglon van der Neer and Johannes Vermeer. According to Arthur K. Wheelock Jr., Ter Borch "established a new framework for subject matter, taking people into the sanctum of the home", showing the figures' uncertainties and expertly hinting at their inner lives. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerard ter Borch has received more than 137,166 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Gerard ter Borch is the 267th most popular painter (up from 280th in 2019), the 97th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 99th in 2019) and the 23rd most popular Dutch Painter.

Gerard ter Borch is most famous for his paintings of domestic scenes, portraits, and genre scenes.

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Among painters, Gerard ter Borch ranks 267 out of 1,421Before him are Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Simon Vouet, Henri Fantin-Latour, Pieter Claesz, and Il Sodoma. After him are Philippe de Champaigne, Jacques Callot, Balthus, Martin Schongauer, Paul Delaroche, and James Tissot.

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Among people born in 1617, Gerard ter Borch ranks 3Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo and 5th Dalai Lama. After him are Charles I Louis, Elector Palatine, Frederick VI, Margrave of Baden-Durlach, Margravine Louise Charlotte of Brandenburg, Leopoldo de' Medici, Emanuel de Witte, Elias Ashmole, Magdalene Sibylle of Saxony, Yun Hyu, and John Michael Wright. Among people deceased in 1681, Gerard ter Borch ranks 2Before him is Pedro Calderón de la Barca. After him are Patriarch Nikon of Moscow, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Zheng Jing, Nicodemus Tessin the Elder, Magdalena Sibylla of Saxe-Weissenfels, Frans van Mieris the Elder, Jahanara Begum, Justus Sustermans, Agafya Grushetskaya, and Maurice, Duke of Saxe-Zeitz.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Gerard ter Borch ranks 97 out of 1,427Before him are Kees van Dongen (1877), Paul J. Crutzen (1933), Jan van Goyen (1596), Hendrick Avercamp (1585), Jacobus Arminius (1560), and Herman Boerhaave (1668). After him are Pieter van Musschenbroek (1692), Leo Beenhakker (1942), Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Multatuli (1820), Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (1967), and Louise of the Netherlands (1828).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Gerard ter Borch ranks 23Before him are Lucas van Leyden (1494), Gerard David (1450), Willem de Kooning (1904), Kees van Dongen (1877), Jan van Goyen (1596), and Hendrick Avercamp (1585). After him are Gerrit Dou (1613), Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Gabriël Metsu (1629), and Willem Claesz. Heda (1594).