(b. 1597, Antwerpen, d. 1637, Antwerpen)

Backgammon Players

Oil on canvas, 161 x 235 cm
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh

In this painting, and also in some of his other works, Rombouts has placed himself and his wife rather obviously among the bystanders, a custom which was not unusual in Dutch genre painting, particularly among the Caravaggists. The lavishly dressed soldier bears the artist's likeness.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.