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Inscription

in the architectural detail over doorway: P [D?] Hoo

Provenance

Richard von Kaufmann, Berlin, at least by 1890.[1] Berthold Richter, Berlin, in 1892. Gottfried von Preyer [1807-1901], Vienna; purchased 1902 by William A. Clark [1839-1925], New York; bequest April 1926 to the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; acquired 2016 by the National Gallery of Art.

Exhibition History
1890
Austellung von Werken der Niederländischen Kunst des Siebzehnten Jahrhunderts, Königlichen Akademie, Berlin, 1 April - 15 May 1890, no. 137.
1906
Loan to display with the permanent collection, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, 1906-1910 (or possibly 1908-1909).
1989
The William A. Clark Collection: Treasures of a Copper King, Yellowstone Art Center, Billings; Montana Historical Society, Helena, 1989, unnumbered catalogue.
Bibliography
1907
Hofstede de Groot, Cornelis. A Catalogue Raisonné of the Works of the Most Eminent Dutch Painters of the Seventeenth Century. London, 1907; 528.
1914
de Rudder, Arthur. Pieter de Hooch et son oeuvre. Brussels and Paris, 1914; 105.
1925
Carroll, Dana H. Catalogue of Objects of Fine Art and Other Properties at the Home of William Andrews Clark, 962 Fifth Avenue. Part II. Unpublished manuscript, n.d. (1925): 208.
1928
Illustrated Handbook of the W.A. Clark Collection. Washington, D.C., 1928; 45.
1955
Breckenridge, James A. A Handbook of Dutch and Flemish Paintings in the Williams Andrews Clark Collection. Washington, 1955; 28-29.
1980
Sutton, Peter C. Pieter de Hooch: Complete Edition with a Catalogue Raisonne. Oxford, 1980; 110.
1986
Sutton, Peter C. A Guide to Dutch Art in America. Washington and Grand Rapids, 1986; 300.
1991
Ydema, Onno. Carpets and Their Datings in Netherlandish Paintings, 1540-1700. Zutpen, 1991; 160.