Vermeer & Ter Borch https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/ Vermeer & Ter Borch https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=114140772 114140772 Vermeer, Wom,an with a Balance, detail, Washington https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98729618 98729618 https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=114141379 114141379 Vermeer, Woman with a Pitcher, detail, Met https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98729619 98729619 Vermeer, Woman with a Pitcher, detail, Met https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98729617 98729617 Vermeer, Woman Writing a letter, detail, Washington https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98774314 98774314 Vermeer, Woman in a Red Hat, Washington, DC, National Gallery Most of Vermeer's paintings are quite small - two to three times this size.They worked as small, precious, cabinet paintings for the discerning collector even in his day when they fetched relatively high prices. https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=114140102 114140102 Ter Borch, Woman at Her Dressing Table, Here is yet another variation on the well-established theme in late Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque art and literature, of the worship of female beauty. In this literary tradition which has classical roots but a much stronger foundation in late Medieval courtly love, the lover becomes a vassal, servant, slave, prisoner, or worshiper. https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=97273700 97273700 Ter Borch, Woman Writing a Letter, detail, Met https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=99157811 99157811 Ter Borch, Woman at Her Dressing Table, https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=98576788 98576788 Ter Borch, Music Lesson, 1660s, Cincinatti For a long discussion of music and gender in Dutch Baroque art, see my draft for a short book on this subject on this web site. https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128110686 128110686 Ter Borch, Music Lesson, 1660s, Cincinatti https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128110687 128110687 Ter Borch, Music Lesson, 1660s, Cincinatti https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128110688 128110688 Ter Borch, Music Lesson, 1660s, Cincinatti https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128110689 128110689 Ter Borch, Music Lesson, 1660s, Cincinatti https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=128110690 128110690 Ter Borch, MMilkmaid, detail, 1652-4, Getty https://www.socialhistoryofart.com/apps/photos/photo?photoID=101933737 101933737