Borcht, Peter Van Der, Sr
Borcht, Peter Van Der, Sr., a Flemish landscape painter and engraver, was born at Brussels about 1540, and died in 1608. As a painter he gained very little distinction. He had great fertility of invention, but was not very judicious, either in the attitudes of his figures or the composition of his groups. The following are his best: A Set of Landscapes from the Old and New Testaments; Rural Enjoyments; A Landscape, with the subject of Hagar and Ishmael; The Festival of the Company of Archers. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.