Gerard ter Borch

The Swearing of the Oath of Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648

Gerard ter Borch - The Swearing of the Oath of Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648

Gerard ter Borch
The Swearing of the Oath of Ratification of the Treaty of Münster, 15 May 1648
45.4 x 58.5 cm
Oil on copper
Signed on a tablet hanging on the left-hand wall: GTBorch. F. Monasterij. A. 1648 (GTB in monogram)
Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
on loan from The National Gallery, London


Catalogues raisonnés
HdG 6
Gudlaugsson 57

Collection catalogues
Neil MacLaren, revised and expanded by Christopher Brown, The Dutch school, 1600-1900, London, 1991, pp. 34-39
Christopher Baker and Tom Henry, The National Gallery complete illustrated catalogue, London, 2001, p. 51

Madlyn Millner Kahr, Dutch painting in the seventeenth century, New York, NY, 1993, fig. 1
Ariane van Suchtelen, Dutch self-portraits of the Golden Age, Zwolle, 2015, p. 100, fig. 1
Paul Schnabel, Anders gekeken, Zwolle, 2021, fig. 75
Steven Nadler, The portraitist, Chicago; London, 2022, fig. 53


2004 Gerard ter Borch, Nr. 13
1976 Art in 17th-century Holland, Nr. 11


in the collection of Hendrick ter Borch, burgomaster of Deventer and a distant cousin of the painter, in Deventer in 1672/4
passed to Hendrick's son, Bernard Heidentrijck ter Borch, in whose collection it was seen by Houbraken
not in the 1736 will of B.H. ter Borch (died in 1738) but apparently remained in the hands of his family since it was bought from one of his descendants by van Leyden of Amsterdam
Van Leyden sale, Paris, 5 sqq. November 1804, nr. 91, bought by de La Roche
said to have been in the collection of Chevalier de Lespinasse de Langeac (born c.1750, died 1842)
Prince de Talleyrand, Paris by June 1814
in the catalogue of the [Talleyrand] sale announced for 9 July 1817, nr. lot 38, the sale did not take place and almost the whole collection was bought in the same year by William Buchanan
passed from William Buchanan to the Duc de Berry by 1833
among the Duc de Berry's pictures exhibited for private sale in London, April 1834 (No. 69)
Duchesse de Berry's sale, Paris, 4-6 April 1837, nr. 1, bought by Octave Taunez for Prince Anatole Demidoff
Demidoff collection at San Donato, Florence
Prince Anatole Demidoff sale, Paris, 18 April 1868, nr. 18, bought by the 4th Marquess of Hertford
inherited with Lord Hertford's collection in 1870 by Sir Richard Wallace
National Gallery, London, presented by Richard Wallace, 1871

External links

RKD 109717
Rijksmuseum Accession number SK-C-1683
National Gallery, London Accession number NG896

Other works by Gerard ter Borch

Gerard ter Borch The unwelcome call
The unwelcome call

Gerard ter Borch The Consultation
The Consultation

Gerard ter Borch Woman combing a child's hair
Woman combing a child's hair
c. 1652-53

Gerard ter Borch A Woman Washing her Hands
A Woman Washing her Hands
c. 1655

Gerard ter Borch Glass of lemonade
Glass of lemonade
c. 1663/64