A Party of Gamblers and Smokers

Pieter de Bloot

Pieter de Bloot - A Party of Gamblers and Smokers
The painting is a moral lesson - excessive alcohol consumption, smoking and gambling were regarded as sinful and time wasting activities by many, especially the moralists and preachers. Judging by notches in the provisional desk, the gambler in yellow trousers is currently winning. The only person not watching the game is the drunken man sitting on the gouged out cask with his jug and long Gouda pipe.
measurements: height 36,8 cm
width 58 cm
material: oak panel
technique: oil
inventory number: O 173
gallery collection: Collection of Old Masters