Interior with a Young Couple  1665

by Pieter de Hooch

In this "morning after" scene, the subtle shifts in light through different rooms enhance the mood of the moment, and convey the artist's virtuosity to collectors of the time. The canvas must have been painted shortly after De Hooch moved to Amsterdam from Delft, where he had been exchanging pictorial ideas with Johannes Vermeer. (Source: [url=
21 5/8 x 24 3/4 in. (54.9 x 62.9 cm)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art