The accompanying catalogue to Gerard ter Borch is the
first English-language publication on the artist and was written
by Dr. Arthur K. Wheelock, Jr., curator of Northern Baroque
painting at the National Gallery of Art. Presenting a selection
of some of the most outstanding works from each area of the
artist’s career, the catalogue features 80 full-color
and 80 black-and-white illustrations as well as essays by noted
experts on Dutch art. The Gerard ter Borch catalogue
is available in the Museum Shop in both soft cover ($35) and
hard cover editions ($55).
A free brochure is available for Gerard ter Borch with
a brief history of his life and an exploration of the influence
that his work had on Dutch art. The brochure incorporates color
photographs of his exquisite genre scenes and portraits, including
the work titled Lady at Her Toilette from the DIA collection.
Gerard Ter Borch was renowned for his ability to paint luxurious
fabrics. Our touch station allows you to not only learn about
his techniques for creating shimmering satin, rich fur and
realistic skin tones but to simultaneously touch some of the
textiles incorporated in his paintings.
Other DIA Dutch Paintings
As a result of the current building renovations, much of the
museum’s holdings, including Dutch paintings, are in
storage. In the final gallery of Gerard ter Borch,
a small selection of works by Ter Borch’s contemporaries
from the DIA’s permanent collection are on view.
Two of the paintings shown here, Willem van Meiris’s The
Holy Family and Saint John the Baptist and Philips Wouwerman’s
Soldiers Carousing with a Woman before a Tent are new
acquisitions. In the latter, the trumpeter, horses, and soldier
form a direct link to the subject matter of many of Ter Borch’s
paintings. The other works in this gallery are fine examples
of landscape, portraiture, and religious painting. The entire
Dutch collection is presented in full in the recently published
catalogue Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute
of Arts, available for purchase in the museum shop ($70).
Art in Holland
Holland has more museums per square foot than any other country
in the world! From Rembrandt to van Gogh, from Ter Borch to
Mondrian, the museums in Holland offer top quality collections
in beautiful architectural settings.
Read more about the art highlights of Holland, the master painters,
the story behind the paintings, upcoming exhibitions and events
etc. on www.artinholland.com
Posthumous Portrait of Moses ter Borch, ca. 1668; Oil
on canvas. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. (top)