See also:enamel painter, was the eldest son of
See also:Jean Petitot (q.v.), and was instructed in enamelling by his
See also:father . Some of his
See also:works so closely resemble those of the elder Petitot that it is difficult to distinguish between them, and he was really the only serious
See also:rival his father ever had . He settled for a while in
See also:London, where he remained till 1682, and painted many enamel portraits of
See also:Charles II . In 1682 he removed to
See also:Paris, but in 1695 was back again in London, where he remained until the
See also:time of his
See also:death . His portrait by
See also:Mignard is in the museum at
See also:Geneva, and another in enamel by himself in the collection of the
See also:earl of Dartrey, who also owns two of his wife, Madeleine Bordier, whom he married in 1683 . Another portrait believed to represent him is in the collection of Mr Pierpont
See also:Morgan . (G . C . W.) PETITS-CHEVAUX (Fr. for " little horses" ), a gambling
See also:game played with a
See also:device consisting of a
See also:board perforated with a number of concentric circular slits, in which revolve, each independently on its own
See also:axis, figures of jockeys on horseback, distinguished by numbers or
See also:colours . The bystanders having staked their
See also:money according to their choice on a board marked in divisions for this purpose, the horses are started revolving rapidly together by means of mechanism attached to the board, and the
See also:horse which stops nearest a marked
See also:goal wins, every player who has staked on that horse receiving so many times his stake . Figures of railway trains and other
See also:objects sometimes take the place of horses . In
See also:recent years there has been a tendency to supplant the petits chevaux at French resorts by the boule or
See also:ball game, on the same principle of gambling; in this a ball is rolled on a
See also:basin-shaped table so that it' may eventually settle in one of a number of shallow cups, each marked with a figure .
JEAN PETITOT (1608–1691)
BART SIR SAMUEL MORTON PETO
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