A Young Woman at Her Toilet with a Maid

Artist: Gerard ter Borch the Younger (Dutch, Zwolle 1617–1681 Deventer)

Date: ca. 1650–51

Medium: Oil on wood

Dimensions: 18 3/4 x 13 5/8 in. (47.6 x 34.6 cm)

Classification: Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of J. Pierpont Morgan, 1917

Accession Number: 17.190.10


This small panel is the earliest known picture by Ter Borch to set full-length figures in a domestic interior. His sister Gesina served as a model for the young lady of the house, whose self-absorption contrasts with the alertness of the maid.