Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House, Pieter de Hooch, 1670

Man Handing a Letter to a Woman in the Entrance Hall of a House, Pieter de Hooch, 1670

oil on canvas, h 68cm × w 59cm. More details

The door and window of this entrance hall in an Amsterdam canal house are wide open. Daylight falls on a young woman receiving a letter. Pieter de Hooch cleverly linked the interior with the exterior. Our gaze moves past the little dog to the canal, on the opposite side of which two men converse and a woman at a window looks towards us. The gateway seen through the right window affords an even more distant view.

On display in Eregalerij Pieter de Hooch

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