|The Golf Players|
|Artist||Pieter de Hooch|
|Dimensions||63.5 cm × 45.7 cm (25.0 in × 18.0 in)|
|Location||Polesden Lacey, Surrey|
The painting was documented by Hofstede de Groot in 1910, who wrote: "305. The Game of Golf. In an entrance-hall paved with red tiles a little girl carrying a golf-club stands with her hand on the latch of an open door. She looks at a boy who is playing golf in the courtyard. In the distance is a village. Panel, 25 inches by 18 inches. Formerly in the collection of Count von Fries, Vienna. Sales:
- Heris of Brussels, in Paris, June 19, 1846, No. 27.
- Pierard of Valenciennes, in Paris, March 21, 1860, No. 29.
- Sir H. H. Campbell, in London, 1867 (bought in for £63)."
This painting seems to have been a successful design for de Hooch as there are several variations on the subject of this young girl in the doorway:
- entry 305 for The Game of Golf in Hofstede de Groot, 1910