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Pieter de Hooch in Delft - From the shadow of Vermeer

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The exhibition, Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the shadow of Vermeer&nbsp;is the first retrospective of the artist&rsquo;s work in his own country.&nbsp;After Vermeer, Pieter de Hooch is widely considered to be the most&nbsp;celebrated Delft master of the 17th century. The paintings De Hooch&nbsp;produced in Delft (ca. 1652-1660) will be at the heart of the exhibition:&nbsp;his most beautiful courtyards and interiors will return to the city where&nbsp;they were painted almost 400 years ago.<br />
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Approximately 30 works will be coming to Delft on loan from leading museums&nbsp;in Europe and the United States. These include many famous paintings never&nbsp;before exhibited in the Netherlands such as Woman and a Maid with a Pail of Fish&nbsp;in a Courtyard from the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Another painting on&nbsp;loan is the well-knownCourtyard of a House in Delft from the National Gallery,&nbsp;London. Other Pieter de Hooch masterpieces will come from Museo Thyssen-<br />
Bornemisza, Madrid, the Kunsthaus Z&uuml;rich and the National Gallery of Art in&nbsp;Washington. An extraordinary work on loan from the Royal Collection of Her&nbsp;Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the masterpiece Cardplayers in a Sunlit Room.<br />
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In addition, the exhibition will comprise works on loan from the Mauritshuis, the&nbsp;Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Amsterdam Museum and of course the&nbsp;Rijksmuseum, which holds one of the largest collections of De Hoochs in the&nbsp;world.<br />
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