"Despite recent scholarship on seventeenth-century Dutch women artists, there is still little information about Gesina Ter Berch. Gesina, her half-sister Maria, and her half-brothers, Gerard the Younger, Moses, and Herman, all worked under the tutelage of their father, Gerard the Elder (Becker & Thieme, 1910). Many of Gesina's works have been misattributed to the male members of her family and only the standard monograph on Gerard Ter Berch by Gudlaugsson mentions the female artists in the family (Gudlaugsson, 1960). Gesina Ter Borch's dated works were executed between the years 1646 and 1687. Primarily a painter of oil portraits, an album of her ink and watercolor drawings of family life, now in the Rijksmuseum Print Cabinet in Amsterdam, are her first documented works (Landesmuseum, 1974).
Gesina continued to paint until late 1687 and after her death, a commemorative coin was minted in her honor, a rare occurrence in seventeenth-century Holland, especially for a female artist."

Karen S. Moss, "Gesina Ter Borch (attributed to) 1633-1690," in 'Masterworks from the 16th and 17th Centuries,' (Los Angeles: Fisher Gallery, 1987) 26.


  • Title: Young Lady with Still Life
  • Creator: Gesina Ter Borch (Dutch, attr. 1633 – 1690)
  • Date Created: Circa. 1670
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Gift of the Armand Hammer Foundation, 2002.01
  • Physical Dimensions: 76.2 x 66 cm (30 x 26 in.)
  • Subject Keywords: Portrait
  • Rights: Photography by Brian Forrest
  • Medium: Oil on canvas

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