17th century Flemish and Dutch paintings
Battle scenes and military subjects
Biblical, mythological and allegorical scenes
Landscapes and maritime subjects
Portraits, genre and exterior scenes
Still lifes and animal scenes
Unidentified German painter circa 1900
A Tarot card game
Oil on canvas : 53,2 X 66,0 cm
Signed with a monogram bottom right “Ta Z”
Frame : 66,8 X 79,8 cm
Skinny veiled figures are playing a tarot card game. The left one enjoys a good cigar and a large pint of beer, an owl, symbol of wisdom, watches over his shoulder.
By the end of the 18th century tarot card started to be used for divination. But what sort of fortune-telling do these skeletons need?