Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio The Cardsharps c. 1595
Looks like a fun game happening here. It’s some sort of discard game, crazy 8s maybe :)
Who’s the artist?
I’ve notice that French Post-Impressionist Cézanne had a fascination with painting dudes playing cards. I’ll dig some of those up next time.
Ye olde Flemish game of cards
Flemish card game
This photo of the “Grand Island Beer Drinkers and Poker Players Society” and their wives, is from the early 1970s and was submitted by John Elwell. In the front are Tim Leixner, Mrs. Leixner, Louie Quigliana, John and Susan Petersen; (back) Jon and Melody Cooke, John Elwell, Mike and Nancy Kapatula, Bob Ryan with hands on wife Doris’ shoulders. The men met once a month to play poker all night for a period of about eight years. The group usually enjoyed a week long fishing trip deep into northern Canada during the summer.
This looks like Ann-Margret, from a photo shoot in support of The Cincinnati Kid (1965). But I could be wrong.