Pieter de Hooch oil painting

100% hand painted with oils on canvas after museum original

Item No.
OP1389

Period:
Baroque

$249.00

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Pieter de Hooch oil painting 100% handamde reproduction. Pieter de Hooch (Dutch pronunciation: [?ho?x], also spelled "Hoogh" or "Hooghe") (December 20, 1629 (baptized) - 24 March 1684 (buried)) was a genre painter during the Dutch Golden Age. He was a contemporary of Dutch Master Jan Vermeer, with whom his work shared themes and style. De Hooch was born in Rotterdam to Hendrick Hendricksz de Hooch, a bricklayer, and Annetge Pieters, a midwife. He was the eldest of five children and outlived all of his siblings. He studied art in Haarlem under the landscape painter, Nicolaes Berchem. Beginning in 1650, he worked as a painter and servant for a linen-merchant and art collector named Justus de la Grange. His service for the merchant required him to accompany him on his travels to The Hague, Leiden, and Delft, to which he eventually moved. It is likely that de Hooch handed over most of his works to la Grange during this period in exchange for board and other benefits, as this was a common commercial arrangement for painters at the time, and a later inventory recorded that la Grange possessed eleven of his paintings. De Hooch was married in Delft in 1654 to Jannetje van der Burch, by whom he fathered seven children. While in Delft, de Hooch is also believed to have learned from the painters Carel Fabritius and Nicolaes Maes, who were both early members of the Delft School. He became a member of the painters' guild of Saint Luke in 1655, and had moved to Amsterdam by 1661. The early work of de Hooch, like most young painters of his time, was mostly composed of scenes of soldiers in stables and taverns, though he used these to develop great skill in light, color, and perspective rather than to explore an interest in the subject matter. After starting his family in the mid-1650s, he switched his focus to domestic scenes and family portraits. His work showed astute observation of the mundane details of everyday life while also functioning as well-ordered morality tales. These paintings often exhibited a sophisticated and delicate treatment of light similar to those of Vermeer, who lived in Delft at the same time as de Hooch. 19th century art historians had assumed that Vermeer had been influenced by de Hooch's work, but the opposite is now believed. Though he began to paint for wealthier patrons in Amsterdam, he lived in the poorest areas of the city. Around this time, de Hooch's painting style became coarser and darker in color, and his simple domestic scenes were replaced by highly-decorated images set in palatial halls and country villas. Most scholars believe that de Hooch's work after around 1670 became more stylized and deteriorated in quality. It may be that his distress (at age 38, with a young family) at the death of his wife (in 1667) affected his work. In any case, his health was now deteriorating, and he died in 1684 in an Amsterdam insane asylum, though the direct cause of his admission there is unknown.
Available sizes and prices: size 1. 16" x 20" (40 x 50 cm) $189 size 2. 20" x 24" (50 x 60 cm) $199 size 3. 24" x 30" (60 x 75 cm) $249 size 4. 24" x 36" (60 x 90 cm) $299 size 5. 30" x 40" (75 x 100 cm) $349 size 6. 36" x 48" (90 x 120 cm) $449 size 7. 48" x 60" (120 x 150 cm) $599 size 8. 48" x 72" (120 x 180 cm) $699 size 9. 60" x 72" (150 x 180 cm) $799 Custom sizes: we can paint any size, contact us for a price quote if your desired size is not listed above.

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