A Woman with a Child in a Pantry

A Woman with a Child in a Pantry (c. 1658) is an oil-on-canvas painting by the Dutch painter Pieter de Hooch. I is an example of Dutch Golden Age painting and is part of the collection of the Rijksmuseum.

A Woman with a Child in a Pantry
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ArtistPieter de Hooch
Year1658 (1658)
Dimensions65 cm × 60.5 cm (26 in × 23.8 in)
LocationRijksmuseum, Amsterdam


This was the first painting by Hooch documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1910, who wrote:

1. A YOUNG WOMAN AT A PANTRY-DOOR WITH A CHILD. Sm. 25 ; deG. 3.[1] In a room floored with yellow tiles stands, to the left, a young woman, wearing a red jacket and a blue skirt. She has just come from the pantry, and smilingly hands a jug to a little girl. Both figures are seen in profile. Traces of a picture painted over by the artist himself are faintly visible on the wall above the woman's head. The small window of the pantry and a cask are seen through an open door on the left. Through an open door on the right is a sitting-room; in this room a cushioned chair, with a portrait on the wall above it, stands by the open window. "An excellent work of the master" (Sm.).

Signed " P.D.H." ; canvas, 27 inches by 23 inches. A good early copy is in the possession of the Rt. Hon. Sir A. Hayter, London. Sales:

  • P. van der Lip, in Amsterdam, June 14, 1712 (Hoet, i. 147), No. 26 (66 florins) ; the pendant sold at this sale is now in the collection of Albert von Oppenheim at Cologne (6).
  • Is. Walraven, in Amsterdam, October 14, 1765 (Terw. p. 504), No. 15 (450 florins, J. J. de Bruyn).
  • J. J. de Bruyn, in Amsterdam, September 12, 1798, No. 25 (2600 florins, de Vos).
  • P. de Smeth van Alphen, in Amsterdam, August i, 1810, No. 43 (3025 florins, Smit).
  • The widow A. M. Hogguer, née Ebeling, in Amsterdam, August 18, 1817 (4010 florins).

Now in the Rijksmuseum at Amsterdam, No. 1248 in the 1903 catalogue (formerly numbered 682)."[2]


  1. ^ Comparative table of catalog entries between John Smith's first Catalogue raisonné of Hooch and Hofstede de Groot's first list of Hooch paintings published in Oud Holland
  2. ^ entry 1 for A Young Woman at a Pantry-door with a Child in Hofstede de Groot, 1908

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