Gesina ter Borch
|Gesina ter Borch|
Self portrait, 1661
15 November 1633|
Deventer, Dutch Republic
|Died||16 April 1690
Zwolle, Dutch Republic
|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. She lived her whole life on the Sassenstraat in Zwolle, where she died on 16 April 1690.
Posthumous portrait of her younger brother Moses, painted by Gesina with help from her half-brother, Gerard, ca. 1667-1669. The painting was in memory of his promising work as an artist. Moses died after entering the Navy where he fought in the Second English Civil War on the English coast.
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