Lucas van Leyden was one of the earliest exponents of genre scenes or scenes from everyday life and Card Players is a typical example of this
Painted in the late 1620s, The Cheat with the Ace of Clubs is a brightly lit genre scene by Georges de la Tour.
As the Old Sing So the Young Pipe is a good-humoured genre scene by Flemish painter Jacob Jordaens from around 1638-40.
Polish artist Aleksander Gierymski painted In the Arbour in 1882, a scene of cheerful aristocratic leisure.
Jósef Chelmonskí painted Storks in 1900 and was associated with Patriotic Painting, at a time when the Polish did not have independence.
Abraham van Strij was a Dutch painter who continued the Dutch Golden Age tradition of genre scenes with Interior of an Inn from 1825.
American Henry Ossawa Tanner paints a scene of industry in realistic detail in his 1895 oil on canvas The Young Sabot Maker.
The House of Cards shows French artist Jean-Siméon Chardin continuing the Dutch tradition of painting genre scenes or scenes of everyday life.
In A Girl Reading, Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot uses a restraint in background colour to focus attention on the girl and her silent reading.
Paul Signac was a prominent member of Post-Impressionism and Two Milliners in the Rue du Caire marks a point before his later experiments in pointillism
The Third Class Wagon shows Honoré Daumier's social conscience, with concern of the cramped conditions of travel for the French lower class
Peasants Brawling over Cards is a genre painting by Flemish artist Adriaen Brouwer, depicting three men fighting around a makeshift table with playing cards
Officer Paying a Woman in a Stable is a 1670 scene of an encounter between a traveler and a country inn host painted by Pieter de Hooch.
Melancholy is a painting of a female figure here slumped over in a depressive state by French painter Constance Marie Charpentier.
A Couple Making Music at a Table, with a Serving Girl depicts a wealthy merchant couple playing music, painted by Dutch Genre painter Pieter de Hooch
American Genre painter Thomas Le Clear was commissioned by banker Franklin Sidway to paint Interior with Portraits in 1865.
George Caleb Bingham's painting Country Politician depicts four people, in a house or shop where three men are having a conversation.
Dating to the latter part of Abraham Bloemaert’s career, the sole focus of Boy with Rumbling Pot (1625-30) is a young carnival reveller.
In Rhetoricians at a Window by Jan Steen, one member reads from a paper entitled Song of Praise, while other members of the group listen.
Jungle Tales is a painting by Sir James Jebusa Shannon depicting the artist's wife reading a book to his daughter and an unknown girl.