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

Further information

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.

Artist biography

View full artist profile

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