TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)
Peasants Playing Cards in an Interior (detail)-
Oil on copper
Originating from the Far East, the playing cards shown here are just like those we still have today. The suits are the same as those found in a traditional French pack: spades, hearts, diamonds and clubs. Some of the cards are easy to identify..