Card and Backgammon Players. Fight over Cards  1630

by Theodoor Rombouts

[b]In a tavern a card player has drawn a knife and is about to attack his victim, firmly grabbing his short hair.[/b] [br] The victim, a fellow player from the other side of the table, cries out and seeks to ward off the blow with an open hand. The light falls harshly onto this brawl from the left, accentuating the drama of the tense situation. [b]Inspiration[/b] The ...
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Denmark