The game which the figures are playing involves one person hiding his face on the lap of another, and then guessing who has hit his hand which is behind his back.

This painting was formerly attributed to Janssens, but is now considered to be the work of a follower. It can probably be dated by the clothes to about 1655-65.

Key facts

Artist dates
1624 - 1693
Full title
Ladies and Gentlemen playing La Main Chaude
Date made
probably 1655-65
Medium and support
Oil on oak
26.8 x 39 cm
Acquisition credit
Presented by George Kingsley, 1939
Inventory number
Location in Gallery