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.
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.