Gerard ter Borch the Elder

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The Sacrifice of Abraham, 1618-1619

Gerard ter Borch (1583 in Zwolle – 1662 in Zwolle), was a Dutch Golden Age painter.

According to Arnold Houbraken, who referred to him as Gerard Terburg's father, he was a good painter who had spent many years in Rome and who was the first teacher of his more famous son.[1]

According to the RKD, he was the pupil of Pieter de Molijn and became the father of the painters Gerard II, Gesina, Harmen and Moses.[2] He was in Italy during the years 1604–1611.[2]


  1. ^ (in Dutch) Gerard ter Borch Biography in De groote schouburgh der Nederlantsche konstschilders en schilderessen (1718) by Arnold Houbraken, courtesy of the Digital library for Dutch literature
  2. ^ a b Gerard ter Borch (I) in the RKD