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Pieter de Hooch in Delft – Out of the shadow of Vermeer

Retrospective exhibition

From 11 October 2019 to 16 February 2020, the first overview exhibition of the famous 17th century painter Pieter de Hooch will be on display at Museum Prinsenhof Delft.

With this first retrospective exhibition on home soil, Pieter de Hooch finally gets the attention he deserves with his stature. After Johannes Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch is internationally regarded as the most famous Delft master of the 17th century. During this exhibition the paintings that De Hooch made in Delft (ca. 1652-1660) are central: his most beautiful courtyards and interiors return to the city where they were painted almost 400 years ago.

Top pieces from international collections, never exhibited before in the Netherlands

Approximately 30 masterpieces by Pieter de Hooch come from leading European and American museums to Delft. Among them are many famous paintings that have never been exhibited before in the Netherlands such as ‘Sitting woman with maid in a courtyard’ from The Hermitage (Saint Petersburg) and ‘Courtyard of a house in Delft’ from The National Gallery (London).

There will also be loans from museums such as the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza (Madrid), the Kunsthaus Zurich and the National Gallery of Art (Washington). An exceptional loan is the masterpiece ‘Card Players’ from the British Royal Collection. The exhibition also includes loans from the Mauritshuis, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the Amsterdam Museum and of course from the Rijksmuseum, which owns one of the largest collections of De Hoochs in the world.

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René van Dijk is the driving force behind and creator of the Blue Pearls of Delft and responsible for every issue. In daily life he is a cross-media designer at Pixlbar. Get to know more about Pixlbar

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