After Pieter de Hooch
Etching and drypoint after Pieter de Hooch "Courtyard of a House in Delft"
View of a Dutch courtyard with a woman and a child standing next to a decayed garden in a courtyard with bricks laid in a herringbone pattern.
A passage on the left with a standing woman affords a view to the street beyond.
Late-medieval inscription tablet above the arched doorway of the passage from a demolished convent in Delft, which said: ‘This is St Jerome’s Vale, if you wish to repair to patience and meekness. For we must first descend if we wish to be raised.’
Bottom left, lettered within image with facsimile signature of the artist: "PDH / A.o 1658"
After the 1658 painting in the National Gallery, London, by Pieter de Hooch (Netherlands 1629-1684)
End of 19th century
Sheet : 34 cm x 27.2 cm (13" 3/8 x 10" 11/16)