Figures in a Courtyard behind a House, Pieter de Hooch, c. 1663 - c. 1665

Figures in a Courtyard behind a House, Pieter de Hooch, c. 1663 - c. 1665

oil on canvas, h 60cm × w 45.7cm. More details

In his Delft period, De Hooch turned to a new subject, namely brightly lit figures in a back garden. The people depicted in this scene seem somewhat out of place and could just as easily be found in a dimly lit tavern. Judging by the flirtatious glance cast by the galant, or suitor, at the tipsy girl, seduction is in the air.

On display in Eregalerij Pieter de Hooch Daily life

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