The Wallace Collection

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The Lost Game
  • (Jean-Louis-) Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891)
  • The Lost Game
  • France
  • 1858
  • Painting
  • Oil on mahogany panel
  • Object size: 21.4 x 26.9 cm
    Image size: 21 x 26.2 cm
    with frame, Object size: 43 x 48.5 x 9.5 cm
  • Signature: 'EMeissonier 1858', the 'EM' in monogram
  • P330
  • West Gallery III
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • One of the few pictures known to have been painted for the 4th Marquess of Hertford. The figures wear seventeenth-century costume, and the subject originates in seventeenth-century Dutch and Flemish painting.