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The Asparagus Vendor


Pieter de Hooch



Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
The Asparagus Vendor, Pieter de Hooch
The Asparagus Vendor: Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Paintings | Oil on canvas
Size: 30 x 41 in. (76.2 x 104.1 cm) (canvas)40 1/2 x 51 1/2 in. (102.87 x 130.81 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, Netherlands
Culture: Europe, Netherlands
Style: 17th century
Inscriptions: At bottom center, signed [Pr. D. Hooch] in brown (on windowsill) Wax seal removed from stretcher when the painting was conserved (now in curatorial file), crest with scroll underneath, "Mort en Dr[illegible]"
Physical Description: Dutch Golden Age. Interior of a Dutch house. Man in orange descending staircase at right; woman with a plate and small dog standing at center; woman with baskets of asparagus entering door at left; seated woman, sewing, in background.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Charles B. and Margaret L. Sweatt
Accession Number: 82.46
Artist: Pieter de Hooch, Dutch, 1629 - 1684
Role: Artist
Nationality: Dutch
Life Dates: Dutch, 1629 - 1684
Added to Site: February 28, 2009