Gerard ter Borch: self-portrait (1668)

(Mauritshuis, The Hague, The Netherlands)

Gerard ter Borch (1617-1681) was a Dutch painter from the 17th century. He was born in Zwolle and received his study in Amsterdam and Haarlem. Ter Borch painted almost exclusively so-called genre scenes - paintings which show scenes or events from everyday life. This painting is from 1668.