Two Men playing Cards in the Kitchen of an Inn

A man deals cards at the table. Two men, a boy, and a woman looking down from a window, watch the game. At the left a man urinates, while in the right background a woman cooks over the fire, surrounded by four men.

The panel has on the reverse the monogram of the Antwerp panel-maker Michiel Vriendt, who died in 1636. The picture was probably painted at about that time.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1610 - 1690
Full title
Two Men playing Cards in the Kitchen of an Inn
Date made
probably 1635-40
Medium and support
Oil on oak
Dimensions
55.5 x 76.5 cm
Inscription summary
Signed
Acquisition credit
Salting Bequest, 1910
Inventory number
NG2600
Location in Gallery