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The beauties of the universe are revealed in the paintings of Pieter de Hooch | The Spectator

The beauties of the universe are revealed in the paintings of Pieter de Hooch | The Spectator

The Spectator - Martin Gayford

Pieter de Hooch in Delft: From the Shadow of Vermeer In the early 1660s, Pieter de Hooch was living in an area of what we would now call urban overspill surrounding the commercial boom town of Amsterdam. It wasn’t the best of neighbourhoods. Nearby was a little street nicknamed ‘whorehouse alley’ …

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