TENIERS, David the Younger
(b. 1610, Antwerpen, d. 1690, Bruxelles)

Peasants Playing Cards in an Interior (detail)

Oil on copper
Private collection

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..