German painter; born in Berlin March 7, 1857; studied at the Berlin Academy and with Max Michael; traveled extensively in Italy, France, Holland, and Spain, remaining five years in Spain. He is now (1902) a resident of Dresden in Saxony.
Borchardt has been very successful in portrait-painting and in depicting scenes from nature. His best-known work is "Die These," a painting of colossal size which represents several Neapolitan monks engaged in theological controversy.
- Künstler der Gegenwart, in Spemann's Goldenes Buch der Kunst, No. 1140, Berlin, 1901.