A Woman and her Maid in a Courtyard

The view is almost certainly imaginary, but made up of elements well known to de Hooch. The wall at the end of the garden is the old town wall of Delft, which bounded the gardens on the west side of Oude Delft canal.

The last digit of the date is illegible, but the picture was probably painted at the end of De Hooch's years in Delft in 1660 or 1661.

Key facts

Artist dates
1629 - after 1684
Full title
A Woman and her Maid in a Courtyard
Date made
about 1660/1
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
73.7 x 62.6 cm
Inscription summary
Signed; Dated
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1869
Inventory number
Location in Gallery