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.
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This group of paintings were made as a series and would have been displayed together.