Card Players Quarreling - 1664-65
Jan STEEN (1625/26? - 1679)

Paint on canvas

Jan Steen: Card Players Quarreling

The scene is very similar to Gamblers Quarreling, another work by Jan Steen, which he painted around the same time. Note the ace on the ground, positioned closer to the foot of the man on foot. Could he have been the one accused of cheating (now defending his pride by threatening to draw his sword)?