The Brothers Were Having a Conversation, Sara Troost, after Cornelis Troost, 1769
In the second scene, the atmosphere is somewhat more relaxed. Drinks have been poured, and the gentleman seated before the hearth inspects his glass. The trictrac board, a popular game of chance, is in use. In the right foreground, two guests examine a portrait of their host. One of them has boldly climbed onto a chair for a closer look, but not before placing a napkin on the seat.