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Boy and a Dog
Photo credit: St Helier Town Hall, Jersey

Boy and a Dog

Gerard ter Borch the younger (1617–1681)

St Helier Town Hall, Jersey

(b Zwolle, Dec. 1617; d Deventer, 8 Dec. 1681). Dutch painter and draughtsman of interiors and small portraits. He was highly precocious, his earliest known drawing (in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) being inscribed with the date 25 September 1625, when he was only seven. He studied with his father, Gerard Terborch the Elder (1584–1662), in his native Zwolle, and with Pieter de Molyn in Haarlem. Unlike most Dutch artists of his time, he travelled extensively.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)

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