Buben beim Würfelspiel

Buben beim Würfelspiel

More about this artwork
Two boys are sitting outside on the ground, absorbed in their game of dice. The boy on the right of the picture is perhaps hiding another die in his closed hand. A young boy is standing next to them and chewing a piece of bread, lost in thought. The motif of games of chance—and deceit in gambling—can be found just as much in the works of the Caravaggisti as in the small-format pictures of the Bamboccianti in Rome. Through Murillo’s choice of children as protagonists, however, the subject loses its moralising poignancy.

Displayed
AP OG Saal IX
Inventory Number
597
Birth year of the artist
1618
Year the artist deceased
1682
Dimensions of the object
146 x 108,5 cm
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Genre
Malerei
Department
Spanische Malerei
Origin
1698 durch Kurfürst Max Emanuel von Gisbert van Colen erworben
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Buben beim Würfelspiel, um 1675/80, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/A0GOllK4dp (Last updated on 29.06.2022)

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