About the exhibition
Pieter De Hooch was active during a time when painting blossomed in Delft. Daily life was a much favoured theme in his work. Using warm colours, tantalising views of open doorways and a natural incidence of light, Pieter de Hooch was skilled at creating congenial atmospheres on canvas. It is an ambience often seen in Delft painting.
In the period that he worked in Delft (between ca. 1652 and 1660), De Hooch created his most spectacular paintings, works in which the city of Delft features prominently. For the first time ever, these masterpieces have been brought back to the city where they were created by the Prinsenhof Museum Delft. The work of Pieter de Hooch can be viewed from 11 October 2019 through 16 February 2020. As this is the first exhibition ever organised in the Netherlands dedicated to this renowned Delft master, De Hooch is finally getting the attention that a painter of his stature deserves!