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Game of Checkers Artist
Louis Leopold Boilly

Artist Louis Boilly lived from 1761 – 1845, in La Basse, France.

Boilly Self Portrait Self Portraits  Boilly Self Portraits

The Family Checkers Game
The Family Checkers Game
in Oil, 1803.
L’Interieur d’un Grand Café Parisien
L’Interior d’un Grand Café Parisian
Watercolor on paper, 1815.
Game of Draughts (Checkers) at the Lamblin Café
Game of Draughts (Checkers) at the Lamblin Café Oil, 1820.
Le Jeu de Dames (Checkers Game)
Le Jeu de Dames
Checkers Game, 1836.
  • Game of checkers artist Louis Boilly was a French painter and printmaker and son of a wood carver, Arnould Boilly and came from a modest family.

  • Artist Louis Boilly lived in Douai until 1778, when he traveled to Arras for instruction from Dominique Doncre in ‘trompe l'oeil’ style of painting.

  • Painted portraits for a living before moving to Paris in 1785, where Boilly began to paint the detailed anecdotal pictures of fashionable Parisians.

  • Between 1789 and 1791, artist Louis Boilly created eight small scenes on moralizing and amorous subjects for the Avignon collector Esprit-Claude-François Calvet, including "The Visit" (1789; Saint-Omer, Musée Hôtel Sandelin).

  • Checkers artist Louis Boilly's early genre style produced slightly erotic social scenes that were popular among many Parisian patrons for its natural representation of Parisian life.

  • However, in 1794, after one of his paintings was condemned for its ‘obscenity’ according to the social status of the time and the artist was threatened with imprisonment, Boilly began painting social scenes that depicted daily life in France and he created images of Parisian endeavors such as a simple game of checkers.

  • Artist Louis Boilly became known for his realistic and dramatic genre scenes of Parisian life and society during the Revolution and French Empire.

  • Louis Boilly's realistic depictions in the checkers theme from 1803 until 1836 show people in different, rather intimate settings and moods such as a family deep in a game at the checkerboard, or a group of men challenging each other in a friendly game of checkers at the local café/inn.

  • Prolific painter in oils and watercolors known for his genre scenes of Parisian life and society during the Revolution and the French Empire. Artist Louis Boilly was also noted for his pioneering the use of lithography.

  • Louis Boilly exhibited at the Salon between 1791 and 1824, where he received a gold medal in 1804.

  • From the beginning his genre subjects were extremely popular with the public and collectors; in 1833, at a time when his popularity was declining, he was admitted to the Légion d'honneur and the Institut de France.

  • Boilly’s artistic renditions in oils, watercolors and lithographs reflect a time in French history with great detail of expression, gesture, costuming, textiles and often, a dramatic use of lighting to emphasize the subject matter and scene, as clearly represented in the artworks depicting common checkers games in various surroundings.

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Checkers Artist Michel Barthélemy Olivier Checkers Artist Louis-Léopold Boilly Checkers Artist Seth Eastman Checkers Artist George Caleb Bingham
Checkers Artist John Burnet Checkers Artist Charles Deas Checkers Artist Johann Cornelius Mertz Checkers Artist Michiel Sweerts
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Checkers Artist Harold Mathews Brett Checkers Artist Milton (Clark) Avery Checkers Artist Harry Herman Roseland Checkers Artist Henri Matisse
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DeerLake Online Store Items

Wonder Mugs Play checkers online, and enjoy drinking from this cool wonder mug.
When adding hot liquid, the colors of the mug will change, checkers cool.

Checkers is a two-player game, where one player is assigned white-chip checkers and the other red. The aim is to play checkers online, capture all of the other player's checkers or make them impossible to move.

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