Gerard Terborch, The Suitor’s Visit. C 1658. Oil on Canvas. Northern Baroque. Depicts elegant women and men in courting scenes. Same class of people in images were owning and buying the images. Interior space, vaguely recognizable as domestic space of well to do citizen. Two women and two men. One woman playing a lute, sitting at a piano. Man in background kind of looking over his shoulder at the engagement between two central figures. Sort of a narrative moment set up, because left man looks as if he has just opened the door, and is bowed, as if greeting the woman receiving him, and his hat has been removed. Dressed in height of fashion for 1650s. Woman wearing a particularly eye catching satin skirt. Painting greatly about ability of artist to use paints in varied ways, i.e. satin of her skirt. Perhaps related to celebration of textile industry, which was quite important to Dutch Republic at large. Also celebration of the lifestyle of young, elegant people. Hand gestures, thought to be cheeky. Man’s hand gesture represents female genitalia, and her hands are that of male genitalia.