A Mother Delousing her Child’s Hair, Known as ‘A Mother’s Duty’, Pieter de Hooch, c. 1658 - c. 1660

A Mother Delousing her Child’s Hair, Known as ‘A Mother’s Duty’, Pieter de Hooch, c. 1658 - c. 1660

oil on canvas, h 52.5cm × w 61cm. More details

A mother thoroughly inspects her child’s head for lice. She pursues her task in a sober Dutch interior, with Delft blue tiles and a box bed. In the right foreground is a ‘kakstoel’, or potty chair. Through the doorway is a glimpse of a sunny back room and a garden. De Hooch specialized in such ‘through-views’.

On display in Eregalerij Pieter de Hooch Daily life Daily life (paintings)

Collections with this work

RijksStudio

Aneta Pawlak added this work to Daily life

May 31 2015 - 5 works 2 0

karin schill added this work to inside

May 29 2015 - 41 works 344 0

donny added this work to de zeventiende eeuw

May 27 2015 - 31 works 3 0

Make your own creations with this work