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image of The Suitor's Visit Gerard ter Borch the Younger (painter)
Dutch, 1617 - 1681
The Suitor's Visit, c. 1658
oil on canvas
overall: 80 x 75 cm (31 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.) framed: 110.8 x 106 x 12.7 cm (43 5/8 x 41 3/4 x 5 in.)
Andrew W. Mellon Collection
1937.1.58
On View
From the Tour: Johannes Vermeer and Dutch Scenes of Daily Life in the 1600s
Object 6 of 8

1863Lagrange, Léon. "La Galerie de M. Le Duc De Morny." Gazette des Beaux-Arts 14 (April 1863): 289-306, 571, repro.
1937Jewell, Edward Alden. "Mellon's Gift." Magazine of Art 30, no. 2 (February 1937): 82.
1939McCall, George Henry. Masterpieces of art: Catalogue of European paintings and sculpture from 1300-1800. Edited by Wilhelm R. Valentiner. Exh. cat. New York World's Fair, New York, 1939: no. 369.
1941Duveen Brothers. Duveen Pictures in Public Collections of America. New York, 1941: no. 208, repro.
1941Preliminary Catalogue of Paintings and Sculpture. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1941: 191, no. 58.
1942National Gallery of Art. Book of illustrations. 2nd ed. Washington, 1942: no. 58, repro. 32, 240.
1944Plietzsch, Eduard. Gerard ter Borch. Vienna, 1944: 21, 47, no. 57, repro.
1948Gudlaugsson, Sturla J. "De datering van de schilderijen van Gerard Ter Borch." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 2 (1948–1949): 235, 263.
1949National Gallery of Art. Paintings and Sculpture from the Mellon Collection. Washington, 1949 (reprinted 1953 and 1958): 91, repro.
1949L. J. Roggeveen. "De National Gallery of Art te Washington." Phoenix 4, no. 12 (December 1949): 339, repro.
1952Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds., Great Paintings from the National Gallery of Art. New York, 1952: 106-107, color repro.
1959Gudlaugsson, Sturla J. Geraert ter Borch. 2 vols. The Hague, 1959-1960: 1(1959):116-119, repro. 119, 296; 2(1960):147-148, no. 139.
1960Baird, Thomas P. Dutch Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Ten Schools of Painting in the National Gallery of Art 7. Washington, 1960: 32, color repro.
1960The National Gallery of Art and Its Collections. Foreword by Perry B. Cott and notes by Otto Stelzer. National Gallery of Art, Washington (undated, 1960s): 25.
1962Grinten, Evert F. van der. "Le cachalot et le mannequin: deux facettes de la réalité dans l’art hollandais du seizième et du dix-septième siècles." Nederlands Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 13 (1962): 168, fig. 20.
1963Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. New York, 1963 (reprinted 1964 in French, German, and Spanish): 190, repro.
1965National Gallery of Art. Summary Catalogue of European Paintings and Sculpture. Washington, 1965: 126.
1965Haverkamp-Begemann, Egbert. "Terborch's Lady at Her Toilet." Art News 64 (December 1965): 38-41, 62-63, fig. 8.
1966Cairns, Huntington, and John Walker, eds. A Pageant of Painting from the National Gallery of Art. 2 vols. New York, 1966: 1: 250, color repro. 1968.
1968National Gallery of Art. European Paintings and Sculpture, Illustrations. Washington, 1968: 113, no. 58, repro.
1974Robinson, Franklin W. Gabriel Metsu (1629-1667): A Study of His Place in Dutch Genre Painting of the Golden Age. New York, 1974: 53-54.
1974Langemeyer, Gerhard. Gerard ter Borch: Zwolle 1617, Deventer 1681. Exh. cat. Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster. The Hague, 1974: 37.
1975National Gallery of Art. European paintings: An Illustrated Summary Catalogue. Washington, 1975: 336, repro.
1975Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1975: 284, color repro.
1979Watson, Ross. The National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1979: 81, pl. 67.
1984Walker, John. National Gallery of Art, Washington. Rev. ed. New York, 1984: 284, no. 371, color repro.
1984Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Dutch Painting in the National Gallery of Art. Washington, D.C., 1984: 30-31, color repro.
1985National Gallery of Art. European Paintings: An Illustrated Catalogue. Washington, 1985: 387, repro.
1985Rumsey, Thomas R. Men and women in revolution and war, 1600-1815. Wellesley Hills, MA, 1985: 57, repro.
1986Mittler, Gene A. Art in Focus. Peoria, 1986: 26, fig. 2.14.
1986Ford, Terrence, compiler and ed. Inventory of Music Iconography, no. 1. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York 1986: 6, no. 130.
1987Smith, David R. "Irony and Civility: Notes on the Convergence of Genre and Portraiture in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting." Art Bulletin 69 (September 1987): 423-424, repro.
1991Roodenburg, Herman. "The ‘hand of friendship’: shaking hands and other gestures in the Dutch Republic" in A Cultural History of Gesture From Antiquity to the Present Day. (Cambridge, 1991). Edited by Jan Bremmer and Herman Roodenburg. Ithaca, 1992: 152-189, fig. 7.1.
1991Ydema, Onno. Carpets and Their Datings in Netherlandish Paintings, 1540-1700. Zutphen, 1991: 188, no. 860.
1992National Gallery of Art. National Gallery of Art, Washington. New York, 1992: 133, repro.
1992Fiero, Gloria K. The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment. The Humanist Tradition 4. Dubuque, 1992: 47, fig. 22.7.
1993Kettering, Alison McNeil. "Ter Borch’s Ladies in Satin." Art History 16 (March 1993): 97, repro.
1993Weyl, Martin, and Rivka Weiss-Blok, eds. Painting the Bible in Rembrandt's Holland. Exh. cat. Israel Museum, Jerusalem; Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam. Jerusalem, 1993: xv, 64, no. 58.
1995Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. Washington, 1995: 26-28, color repro. 29.
1995Fiero, Gloria K. The Age of the Baroque and the European Enlightenment. The Humanistic Tradition 4. 2nd ed. Madison, 1995: 47, fig. 22.7.
1995Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. New York, 1995: 795, fig. 19-55.
1997Kettering, Alison McNeil. "Ter Borch's Ladies in Satin" in Looking at seventeenth-century Dutch art: realism reconsidered. Edited by Wayne E. Franits. Cambridge, 1997: 98, 100, fig. 62.
1998Roberts, Helene E., ed. Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:561.
1998Witthoft, Brucia. "Marriage/Bethrothal." In Encyclopedia of Comparative Iconography: Themes Depicted in Works of Art, edited by Helene E. Roberts. 2 vols. Chicago, 1998: 2:561.
1999Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. 2 vols. Revised ed. New York, 1999: 2:794-795, fig. 19-52.
2001Westermann, Mariët, et al. Art & Home: Dutch Interiors in the Age of Rembrandt. Exh. cat. Denver Art Museum; Newark Museum. Zwolle, 2001: 147.
2003Bailey, Colin B., Philip Conisbee, and Thomas W. Gaehtgens. The age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard: masterpieces of French genre painting. Edited by Colin B. Bailey. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Gemäldegalerie, Staatliche Museum zu Berlin. New Haven, 2003: 296, fig. 138.
2004Hand, John Oliver. National Gallery of Art: Master Paintings from the Collection. Washington and New York, 2004: 203, no. 161, color repro.
2004Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. Gerard ter Borch. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington; Detroit Institute of Arts. New Haven, 2004: 13-14, 15, fig. 11, 123-125, no. 30, repro.
2004Franits, Wayne E. Dutch Seventeenth-Century Genre Painting. Its Stylistic and Thematic Evolution. New Haven and London, 2004: 100-101, fig. 89.
2004Keyes, George S., et al. Masters of Dutch Painting: The Detroit Institute of Arts. London, 2004: 32, fig. 2.
2004Waiboer, Adriaan, and Mary Davis. Gerard ter Borch. Exhibition brochure. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2004: unpaginated, repro.
2005Wheelock, Arthur K., Jr. "Colour Symbolism in Seventeenth-Century Dutch Painting" in The Learned Eye: Regarding art, theory, and the artist's reputation: Essays for Ernst van de Wetering. Edited by Marieke van den Doel, et al. Amsterdam, 2005: 105, 107, fig. 3.
2005Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History. Rev. 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, 2005: 777, fig. 19-65.
2011Gustin Gomez, Clémentine. L’avènement du plaisir dans la peinture française, de Le Brun à Watteau. Dijon, 2011: 276, color repro.

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