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Caspar Netscher (1639-1684)

Caspar Netscher (1639-1684)The only pupil of the painter Gerard Terborch of whom there is record is Caspar Netscher (1639-1684), however talented, Netscher never reached Terborch quite.

Netscher became very popular among the upper classes, whose indoor life he painted, but in artistic quality cannot be compared with Terborch, Metsu, Dou, and others; his strongest claim to distinction being his mastery of texture painting, notably of silks and satins.