Pall Mall was a 16th century lawn game in which each player attempts to drive a wooden ball with a mallet down an alley and through a raised ring. This game began in France and was later introduced to England. Pall Mall became the precursor to the game we know as croquet, hence the name of the painting.
This old croquet set was great to paint with its rusted metal cart and marked balls from years of use. Painting this during the Pandemic, I couldn’t help to wonder how many families spent time together playing croquet during our national shut down. If there is something positive that has come from the pandemic I think it would be the family time our nation has enjoyed during the months of staying at home.
Original painting available through City Folk Gallery, Lancaster, PA | www.cityfolkgallery.com | 717.393.8807