Interior with a Young Couple

Pieter de Hooch Dutch

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De Hooch was particularly skilled at interior scenes that capture the fall of light into rooms constructed from elaborately interlocking rectangular forms. These spaces provide the backdrop for a glimpse into the private lives of prosperous families. Here we see a young couple sharing an intimate moment in their bedroom; the woman gazes into a mirror on the wall while the man plays with their dog.

Interior with a Young Couple, Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, Rotterdam 1629–1684 Amsterdam), Oil on canvas

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