Louise Abbema, Game of Croquet, 1872; Private Collection.
The yellowish reproduction below is seen fairly often online, but all the croquet sites and higher-end art dealers are unanimous in selecting the more naturalistic version. In addition, the trail of the real-life painting leads back to a croquet gallery that has used the natural-looking image in several online articles. Since I wasn't able to locate a first-hand image attributed to its current location (unknown), this information can't be fully confirmed. However, I'm confident, based on all other evidence — including comparisons with Abbéma's other work — that the version above is more accurate and a better choice for this particular painting.
Altered version of a painting by Louise Abbéma.
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