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Nicolas Lancret: 'The Four Times of Day: Afternoon'
This painting is part of the group: The Four Times of Day

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Room A: Paintings after 1600

This is the third in a series of four paintings - 'Morning', 'Midday', 'Afternoon' and 'Evening' - known also as Les Heures du Jour (The Hours of the Day).

Two women watch a man and a woman playing backgammon. Gaming was a popular pursuit among the leisured classes of 18th-century France.

Other paintings in this group: The Four Times of Day