oil on canvas
Unframed: 25 × 29 5/16 in. (63.5 × 74.45 cm)
Framed: 31 × 36 1/2 in. (78.74 × 92.71 cm)
Angellis was likely indebted to French artists such as Antoine Watteau (1684–1771) for this idyllic view of country life. As indicated by the man in the apron, this game of skittles takes place at an inn, the focus of social life in the country. The beautiful landscape is probably imagined rather than topographically accurate.
Paul Mellon Collection
2018: "Country Life: Masterpieces from the Mellon Collection of MVFA", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris, France, September 4 - December 2, 2018

2018-2019: "A Sporting Vision: The Paul Mellon Collection of British Sporting Art from the VMFA", National Sporting Museum & Library, Middleburg, VA, April 13 - July 22, 2018; Frist Art Museum, Nashville, TN, February 2 - May 5, 2019; Frick Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, June 15 - September 8, 2019
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