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French Guard Room, (painting)

Artist:
Charlet
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. [not numbered]
In a guard room are three soldiers of the Royal Guard of Louis XV seated around a drum playing cards. The one on the left appears to be the loser, and in an angry excited manner is pointing with one hand to the ace, while with the other he has seized an empty tankard, with which he threatens to strike his opponent, who is leaning forward endeavoring to make an explanation. The middle one of the group is reaching out his right hand, to prevent the execution of the threat of his passionate comrade, and also to recover the tankard, which with another he holds in his left hand, is about to be replenished by an inn-keeper, entering the door on the left. [P. 7; see entry 03490013 for companion piece.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of a small Collection of Cabinet Paintings, in the possession of an Amateur. Charleston: Printed by Second Steam Miller, 1851.
Topic:
History--France--Louis XV
Recreation--Leisure--Eating & Drinking
State of Being--Other--Intoxicated
Figure(s) In Interior--Commercial
Occupation--Military--Soldier
Recreation--Sport & Play--Cards
Control number:
AECI 03490012
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index

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