Pieter de Hooch art links 


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Pieter de Hooch: A Dutch Courtyard, 1658/60
Source: Artcyclopedia; photograph by Michael Weinberg


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Pieter de Hooch

[Dutch Baroque Era Painter, 1629-1684]

• Also known as:  Pieter de Hoogh
Pieter de Hooghe
Pieter Hendricksz. de Hooch
• Relationships: Studied under Nicolaes Berchem.
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    Pieter de Hooch Works Online    
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Paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Notable SitePieter de Hooch at the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan
Mother Nursing Her Child, ca.1674/76

Notable SiteFine Arts Museums of San Francisco   NEW!

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Woman and a Maid With a Pail, ca.1660
A Soldier offering a Woman a Glass of Wine, ca.1653

Notable SiteHermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
A Mistress and Her Maid

Notable SiteJ. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
A Woman Preparing Bread and Butter for a Boy, 1660

Notable SiteKress Foundation Collection
(Look for the "Image" links for super high resolution scans)
Woman with Children in an Interior, ca.1658-60

Notable SitePieter de Hooch at the Louvre Museum, Paris
Card Players in an Opulent Interior, ca.1663-65

Notable SiteMauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, The Hague
Great scans of Mauritshuis paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteMetropolitan Museum of Art, New York City   NEW!  

Notable SiteMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston   NEW!
Paintings collection online

Notable SiteNational Gallery, London, UK

Notable SiteNational Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.   NEW!
Includes a biography of the artist

Notable SitePieter de Hooch at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
4 works online

Notable SitePieter de Hooch at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Great scans of Rijksmuseum paintings, from the 'Memory of the Netherlands' project

Notable SiteRijksmuseum Research Database, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  
6 works by Pieter de Hooch online

Notable SiteThe Royal Collection, London, UK
(Zoomable - look for the magnifying glass and the text "Magnify image")

Akademie der Bildenden Künst, Vienna (in German)  

Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Amsterdam (in Dutch)  

Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio

Fondation Bemberg Museum, Toulouse, France
Couple jouant de la musique

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland
Alphabetically under "H"

Le Musée Ingres, Montauban, France (in French)  
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Pieter de Hooch in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art Database

Manchester City Art Gallery, UK

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Minnesota  

Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig (in German)  

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh
The Fireside, ca.1670-75

Philadelphia Museum of Art
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2 works by Pieter de Hooch online

Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium Catalogue (in French)  
Joyeuse compagnie

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany ( in German)  

Statens Museum for Kunst (National Gallery of Denmark), Copenhagen
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The Kremer Collection, The Hague, The Netherlands
Collection of paintings based at the Mauritshuis

The Wallace Collection, London, UK
A Boy Bringing Bread, ca.1650-65
A Woman Peeling Apples, ca.1663

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid
(Images are zoomable; click on the "expand" icon below the detail image)

Wallraf-Richartz-Museum, Cologne, Germany (mostly in German)  

National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:

Flemish Art Collection Database, Belgium (in Dutch)  

Joconde Database of French Museum Collections (in French)  

Art Market:
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Artarchiv Sample Artist Signatures
Scroll down to signature 173

Artarchiv Sample Artist Symbols + Monograms
Scroll down to monogram 489

Christie's Past Sale Archive
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)

Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)

Pictures from Image Archives:
Notable SiteGoogle Art Project
A Mother's Duty (Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam)

Notable SitePieter de Hooch at The Art Renewal Center

Notable SitePieter de Hooch at The Artchive  

Notable SitePieter de Hooch in the Web Gallery of Art  

Notable SiteWebMuseum  

Notable SiteWikimedia Commons Image Database  

Notable SiteWorld Visit Guide (formerly Insecula)


Bildindex der Kunst und Architektur (in German)  
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California State University WorldImages Database  


El Poder de la Palabra (The Power of the Word) (in Spanish)  

Mondo Mostre, Milan (in Italian)  
Painting from a 2008-2009 exhibition

New York Public Library Digital Gallery

Olga's Gallery

State Hermitage Museum Unofficial Site

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Miscellaneous Sites:
Delft Artists and Patrons

The Modernist Journals Project
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Articles and Reference Sites:
Notable SiteEncyclopedia Britannica complete article on Pieter de Hooch  
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting

Notable SiteUnion List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)  
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.

Notable SiteWikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia

Frieze Magazine
Review (from issue 44): Pieter de Hooch

International Herald Tribune (now part of the New York Times organization)
"Drama in Details," article by Souren Melikian

Oxford Dictionary of Art (eNotes)  

Slate Magazine
"Values, Shmalues: Don't mistake Pieter de Hooch for a stodgy moralist," article by Christopher Benfey

The New York Observer
"At Last, After 300 Years, De Hooch Has a Solo Show", article by Hilton Kramer

Time Magazine
"Visionary Homebody", 1999 article by Robert Hughes

"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
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Search Inside Books:Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.
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A Musical Party, 1677
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Interior of a Dutch House
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