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The Game of Pied-de-Boeuf
after Jean-François de Troy

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.

Key facts
Artist after Jean-François de Troy
Artist dates 1679 - 1752
Full title The Game of Pied-de-Boeuf
Date made between 1828 and 1904
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 33.7 x 27.6 cm
Inscription summary Inscribed
Acquisition credit Presented by Lt.-Col. George Babington Croft Lyons, 1908
Inventory number NG2216
Location in Gallery Not on display
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