So far in my discussion of the ter Borch example above, I have followed Carroll's presentation of it.
Therefore, the theory was replaced by another one: ter Borch depicted a brothel scene in which the woman seen [from] the back is a prostitute, the other woman the procuress, and the soldier a customer who's holding up a coin to pay for her services.
In response, it would seem that contra Carroll, ambiguity as opposed to either the paternal admonition or the prostitute interpretation might be the least problematic and best reading here--even one perhaps intended by ter Borch, although that I contend is besides the point.
Here and in other late paintings, Bega's varied touch and studious evocation of surfaces and textures recall the sumptuous work done by high-life genre masters such as Gerard ter Borch
(1617-81) or even the versatile Gabriel Metsu (1629-67), who excelled at both high and low.
Artists represented in Masterpieces of European Art include Jean-Simeon Chardin, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, Eugene Delacroix, Honore Daumier, Thomas Gainsborough, Sir Peter Lely, Jean-Francois Millet, Claude Monet, Camille Pissarro, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Rembrandt van Rijn (attributed), Jacob van Ruissdael, Alfred Sisley, Jan Steen, Gerard Ter Borch
Art in the exhibition will include paintings once attributed to Francisco Goya and Gerhard ter Borch
and original watercolors by Auguste Rodin, as well as forged watercolors attributed to him.
Though untraveled, Vermeer was well connected with other artists, including Gerald Ter Borch
and Dirk van Baburen, and might have been influenced by Caravaggio and Carel Fabritius, the brilliant student of Rembrandt.
The American Federation of Arts and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, have together organised the first exhibition of the paintings of Gerard ter Borch in thirty years and the first ever in America.
Ter Borch scholarship rests on the solid base of the 1959 monograph by S.
The show examines the interest among Dutch painters in depicting scenes involving letters, their writing, dictation, delivery and reception and includes important paintings by Vermeer (see the gallery advertisement), ter Borch
(illustrated), de Hooch, Jan Steen and Metsu.