Judith Leyster: A Game of Cards

A Game of Cards: Judith Leyster

A Game of Cards is a 1633 genre scene painting by Dutch Golden Age artist Judith Leyster.

Depicting a scene from everyday life, four players share a joke and seem to invite the viewer to the game.

Judith Leyster, a Dutch painter of the Golden Age, was greatly admired in her own time yet suffered the attribution of her work to either Frans Hals or her husband Jan Miense Molenaer until the late nineteenth century. Genre scenes were popular in the Dutch Golden Age, with the most prominent by Jan Steen.

Judith Leyster’s A Game of Cards is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Rouen, Germany.

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