The End of the Game of Cards - c. 1870

Jean Louis Ernest MEISSONIER (1815 1891)

Oil on canvas

 

Jean Louis Ernest Meissonier: Card Players

At first sight it may not be apparent that this painting depicts a gambling scene. But the title End of the Game of Cards and the presence of a playing card (the two of swords) on the floor makes it clear what the scene is all about.


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