A Game of Dominos – Brittany
by William Henry Bartlett


  • Country of origin: Ireland

  • Medium: Oil on canvas

  • Signed: Signed & dated 1894 lower right

  • Dated: 1894

  • Condition: Very good original condition

  • Size: 21.00" x 32.00" (53.3cm x 81.3cm)

  • Framed Size: 27.00" x 38.00" (68.6cm x 96.5cm)

  • Provenance: Private UK collection

  • Literature: This is one of a rare series of works Bartlett painted of Breton figures playing games in interiors. Each of the scenes contains many of the same figures featured in each work. Other scenes in this series include "A Game of Billiards" and "Winning Shot", the later setting a then world record price of £47,500 GBP at Sothebys in London.

Artwork Biography

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William Henry Bartlett was born in Ireland and moved to Paris to study under Gérôme at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Français and gained a medal at the 1889 Exposition Universelle; he was declared hors-concours and was made an Officier of the Légion d'Honneur. He exhibited at the Society of British Artists and at the Royal Academy from 1880.

In the Journal d'Art, from the years 1894-1897, many drawings, illustrations and landscapes are by William Henry Bartlett.

Museum and Gallery Holdings

Bradford: A Windy Crossing
Bristol: August Herrings
Leeds: The Seal Hunter
Liverpool: Venetian Regattas
Melbourne: Sweet Persuasion