Invitation to a Game of Argolla

Oil on canvas | 165.2 x 110.5cm | 1665-70

Bartolomé Estéban Murillo

An errand boy, holding a small pitcher for olive oil, is being tempted by a mischievous-looking boy to abandon his chore and play a game of argolla (a form of croquet). The painting captures the moment when the boy considers his decision, chewing slo...
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