Netscher, Caspar

Netscher, Caspar käsˈpär nĕchˈər [key], 1639–84, Dutch portrait and genre painter, b. Heidelberg. He moved to Holland, where he studied with Ter Borch. Netscher was especially adept in the rendering of fabrics. He painted portraits of many illustrious persons of his time, including those of William of Orange and Mary II of England and of Mme de Montespan. The Metropolitan Museum contains The Card Party and two portraits, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, his Boy Blowing Bubbles.

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