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after Jean-François Detroy: 'The Game of Pied de Buf'

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The game was originally a children's game, in which the players put their hands one on top of another, counting upwards from one; whoever had nine seized a hand not on the pile, saying 'Je tiens mon pied de boeuf.'

The painting is a copy of an original exhibited at the Salon in 1725; the composition has been inverted and a different background has been added.

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