HOOCH, Pieter de
(b. 1629, Rotterdam, d. 1684, Amsterdam)

Man Offering a Glass of Wine to a Woman

c. 1653
Oil on panel, 53 x 42 cm
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Although this painting was misattributed to Gabriel Metsu as recently as 1974, it strongly resembles works by De Hooch's Rotterdam colleague Ludolf de Jongh. It may be assumed that De Hooch closely studied this painter's works.