The Dutch master of the Baroque era, Peter De Hoch, was one of the leading representatives of the 17th century Delft school. He was born in the family of a mason, he was valet of the rich merchant of the cloth Y. Dela Grznje and thanks to this circumstance he visited many cities of Northern Europe. Painting Hoh studied in Harlem in N. Berhem.
The formation of the artist was significantly influenced by the works of K. Fabricius and J. Vermer. In 1655 Hoh was admitted to the Delft Guild of St. Luke. The works of the painter are devoted to the ordinary, little outstanding events of the quiet quiet life of the
Such a perception of Hoch’s painting is also promoted by his virtuosic mastery of a realist, capable of turning everyday life into an interesting spectacle. Other famous works: “Mistress and Maid”. OK. 1660. The Hermitage, St. Petersburg; “The Courtyard”. 1658. National Gallery, London.