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c. 1750
Attributed to Joseph van Aken (also called Joseph Haecken) (Flemish (active London), 1709–1749) Formerly attributed to William Hogarth (English, 1697–1764)
A conversation piece is an informal group portrait set in an interior or garden setting. Popular in eighteenth-century England, such works often show fashionable people at leisure. This group of unidentified men and women are seated indoors playing a game of cards. Outside it is snowing, suggesting that the painting may illustrate Winter and might have been part of a series of paintings depicting the four seasons.

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