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Willem  Cornelisz Duyster (1625-30)
Two men playing trictrac with a woman scoring

A simple scene from everyday life, or a representation of gambling as a symbol of idleness and mortality?
Pieter Brueghel, the elder (1560)
The Triumph of Death, -detail

This horrifying panel was inspired by one of the medieval literary themes of the Dances of Death, where Death triumphing evenly over all social strata is reflected.
Nicolas Lancret (1741)
The four times of the day: Afternoon

From a series of four paintings - Morning, Midday, Afternoon and 'Evening. Gaming was a popular pursuit among the leisured classes of 18th-century France.
Kromager (19th century)
Backgammon play

No sources about the artist or the painting. We venture the opinion that it is a rather characteristical sample of an Academic Orientalism of that age.
Jan Steen (1667)
Backgammon players

Inclined to humorous situations, Steen paid much attention to relations of his characters, their poses, body language, gestures and facial expressions.
Jan Joris Van Vliet (17th. century)
Backgammon

We know him as an etcher. He born about 1610 in Delft
and he flourished from 1631 - 1635. Pupil of Rembrandt.
Dirck Hals (1627)
Gentlemen smoking and playing backgammon

Brother of the famous painter Frans Hals; Apart from a few small portraits, he devoted himself exclusively to the painting of the cheerful life of prosperous burghers. All the emphasis is put on fashionable dress and colorful representation.
Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet (1753-1827)
Le Jeu De Tric-Trac

Etcher, engraver and print-publisher. He came to Paris in 1750 and trained in turn with Robert Hecquet, Charles Dupuis and Laurent Cars. Here a player in a very expressive gesture.
Albert Friedrich Schroder (1870?)
Die Backgammon-Spieler

Representative of the German Academic Classicism. He typically executed genre scenes and portraits. His talents as a painter are immediately obvious, especially his rather skilled eye for detail, texture and perspective.
Cornelis Dusart (1694)
Peasants playing and Merry-Making in a tavern

He was trained by Adriaen van Ostade, whose scenes of peasant Dutch life appeared in his studentís paintings until his death. His paintings of tavern activities were more satirical than allegorical. This is a characteristic drawing of Dusart from Getty Museum.
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