Playing for the Booty

Pirates of the Mediterranean playing at dice for prisoners (1869). A 19th century engraving of a painting by the British artist Frederick Richard Pickersgill.
Probably Corsairs from Algiers robbed some beautiful Italian or Spanish women and are gambling now for the booty. A highly romanticizing scenery, what a gorgeous life had these pirates.


Gambling at an Inn

Gambling Scene at an Inn (late 1640s) by the Flemish painter David Teniers the Younger. A typical Baroque painting. Some travelers are passing their time at an Inn with gambling.


Arab Children

Arab Children Playing Cards by the American painter Frederick Arthur Bridgman. Bridgman was specialized in oriental subjects and chose here unspectacular street scene. So it’s kind of a mixture of genre painting and orientalism.