- Museum number
- Object: The Dutch Back Gammon Players
Rustic interior with three peasants playing backgammon at a table, one standing and shaking the dice and another laying down a piece, while two others are conversing in front of a fireplace in the background to right; after David Teniers the Younger.
- Production date
- 1767-1772 (circa)
Height: 349 millimetres
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- William Wynne Ryland was publishing from this address during the period.
This is compositionally identically to an etching by Jacques Firmin Beauvarlet, in reverse direction, lettered as after Teniers (1850,0713.123). See also a reduced version of this by Brookshaw: 2010,7081.2026
See also the mezzotint by Vaillant after a similar composition by Teniers (Hollstein 151), which includes a dog in the foreground and a man chalking up the score on a beam instead of the men in front of the hearth.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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