Helena van der Schalcke, Gerard ter Borch (II), c. 1648

Helena van der Schalcke, Gerard ter Borch (II), c. 1648

oil on panel, h 34cm × w 28.5cm More details

Helena, daughter of a merchant, was not even three years old when Ter Borch portrayed her. Yet her elegant dress and wicker basket make her look like a little grown up. Her costume is adorned with lace, bows, and a heavy gold chain. Just visible on her back is one of her walking reins, which enabled mothers to support and guide their children’s first steps and prevent them from wandering off.

On display in room 2.25

Collections with this work

Regional costume

Galina

yesterday - 490 works 172 7

La vida cotidiana, sus expresiones…

Marina Oleinik

3 days ago - 153 works 219 0

Oude meesters

Wendelien Voorn-Oosterwal

2 days ago - 151 works 77 0