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Ladies and Gentlemen playing La Main Chaude
Follower of Hieronymus Janssens

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 Follower of Hieronymus Janssens
Artist dates 1624 - 1693
Full title Ladies and Gentlemen playing La Main Chaude
Date made probably 1655-65
Medium and support Oil on oak
Dimensions 26.8 x 39 cm
Acquisition credit Presented by George Kingsley, 1939
Inventory number NG4976
Location in Gallery Not on display
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