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Early 19th Century Empire French Hand Painted Canvas Signed Louis A. David



This monumental antique painted canvas "Le Cercle de Jeux" was created in France, circa 1810; the art work depicts a gambling scene in a very cozy game room. The scene features eighteen men dressed in authentic Empire clothing and playing cards game around three different tables. The canvas is signed on the bottom right Louis Alphonse David. The large wall decoration is in good condition with vivid colors and would make a wonderful addition to any game room or large den! Louis Alphonse David (1798-1849) entered l'Ecole des Beaux Arts in 1817 where he was a student of Girodet. He exposed in the Salon de Paris from 1831-1849. Measures: 212" W x 113" H.


  • Dimensions
    Height: 113 in. (287.02 cm)Width: 212 in. (538.48 cm)Depth: 0.1 in. (2.54 mm)
  • Style
    Empire (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1810
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Dallas, TX
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 62-6171stDibs: LU951219356041

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