Genre Paintings—1700s subject matter
Paintings with 18th Century subject matter, usually highly romanticized, by artists of the Victorian era and beyond. Enjoy!
After Jean-Francois Detroy - The Game of Pied de Boeuf [after 1725] 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.