Artist Hendrik van der Burch, Dutch, 1627-after 1666
  • The Game of Cards
Date ca. 1660
Medium oil on canvas
Dimensions Unframed: 30 3/4 × 26 1/4 inches (78.1 × 66.7 cm)
Framed: 39 3/8 × 34 5/8 × 4 inches (100 × 87.9 × 10.2 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Newberry
Accession Number 29.2
Department European Painting
On View Dutch Golden Age S380, Level 3 (see map)
Mr. & Mrs. John S. Newberry (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1929-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
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