Gesina ter Borch

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Gesina ter Borch
Gesina ter Borch, by Gesina ter Borch cropped.jpg
Self portrait, 1661
Born (1633-11-15)15 November 1633
Deventer, Dutch Republic
Died 16 April 1690(1690-04-16) (aged 56)
Zwolle, Dutch Republic
Nationality Netherlands
Known for Painting
Movement Dutch Golden Age, Baroque

Gesina ter Borch (15 November 1633 – 16 April 1690) was a Dutch Golden Age painter, whose work mostly consists of watercolour paintings in albums. Most of her work captured her observations of family life and current events. Her work is simple but passionate.


Gesina ter Borch was born on 15 November 1633 in Deventer in the Dutch Republic. She was the daughter of Gerard ter Borch the Elder and the half-sister of Gerard ter Borch, who taught her to draw and paint, and who painted her and other members of the family several times. After the loss of her younger brother, Moses, to the Second English War, Gesina's work conveyed her deep sadness.[1] She lived her whole life on the Sassenstraat in Zwolle, where she died on 16 April 1690.[2]



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