A Woman Feeding Her Child and Paying a Servant
ca. 1675 - 1680
oil on canvas22 7/8 x 22 3/4 in. (58.1 x 57.79 cm)
Pieter de Hooch
(Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1629 - 1684, Amsterdam, Netherlands)
1930, Dr. Kurt Erasmus (Berlin and Geldern bei Haarlem, NL) (dealer); 1931, Leo Blumenreich (Berlin, 1884–1932) (dealer); around 1936, Merle J. Trees (Chicago, 1883–1954) ; 1942, University of Illinois, by gift from Merle J. and Emily N. Trees.
 In 1936, Robert B. Harshe, director of the Art Institute of Chicago, made inquiries into the authorship of letters of expertise concerning the painting from W.R. Valentiner in Berlin and Robert Eigenberger in Vienna. Harshe may have been acting on behalf of AIC or as a consultant for Trees.
- primary object, canvas: 14 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. (37.15 x 38.42 cm)