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Creator Name: Hooch, Pieter de
Creator Nationality: European; Dutch
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Dates/Places: 1629 - 1684
Creator Name-CRT: Pieter de Hooch
Title: Portrait of a Family Playing Music
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1663
Creation End Date: 1663
Creation Date: 1663
Object Type: Paintings
Materials and Techniques: oil on canvas
Dimensions: Unframed: 98.7cm x 116.7cm
Inscriptions: Signed lower left: "P D HOOCH/ 63"
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1951.355
Credit Line: Gift of the Hanna Fund
Provenance: Baron Wharncliffe (1829); (John Smith, London); William Theobald (1842, London sale 1851); Ernest Cook, Bath; (Scott and Fowles, New York)
Context: Seated around a table, a family sings and plays musical instruments. A common theme in Dutch genre painting, music here symbolizes the harmony of family life. De Hooch had a particular fondness for scenes of everyday activities, and paid careful attention to the light and space of ordinary houses.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1951.355
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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