Pieter de Hooch

1629 Born in Rotterdam, the son of a master bricklayer.

1652 After being apprenticed to Nicolaes Berchem de Hooch is by now working in Delft.

1653 He is noted as a painter and servant in the employment of a linen merchant Justus de la Grange.

1654 Marries Jannetje van der Burch in Rotterdam.

1655 Admitted to the Guild of St Luke in Delft.

1661 Settles in Amsterdam.

1684 At his death he is recorded as an inmate of the insane asylum.


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Pieter de Hooch - Selected Works

1657 Two Women in a Courtyard, London, Royal Collection

1658 The Courtyard of a House in Delft, London, National Gallery

1658 Interior with a Woman drinking with Two Men, London, National Gallery

1658 Woman drinking with Soldiers, Paris, Musée du Louvre

1660 Woman Nursing and Infant with a Child Feeding a Dog, San Francisco, Museum of Fine Arts

1661 A Woman and her Maid in a Courtyard, London, National Gallery

1660–63 A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy, Malibu, J Paul Getty Museum

1663 Interior with Women beside a Linen Chest, Amsterdam, Rijksmuseum

c1663 A Boy Bringing Bread, London, Wallace Collection

1663 Mother Lacing her bodice beside a Cradle, Berlin, Gemäldegalerie

1677 A Musical Gathering in a Courtyard, London, National Gallery

1680 Couple with a Parrot , Cologne, Wallraf-Richartz Museum

Pieter de Hooch - Featured Paintings

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