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Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), «Партия в шахматы» (фрагмент), 1508

Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533), «Партия в шахматы» (фрагмент), 1508

La partie d'échecs

The Game of Chess (c. by Lucas van Leyden Dutch, Gemäldegalerie, Berlin, oil on oak - was among the first Dutch exponents of genre painting and is generally regarded as a very accomplished engraver. (wiki) - (photo by Gandolf's Gallery)

Appendix The Chess of the Four Seasons F88V

Four Seasons Chess is an early attempt to configure chess for four players. This beautiful illustration comes from the century Book of Games, commissioned by Alfonso the Wise of Castile. Visit the site to find out how to play the game.

kafkasapartment:  The Chess Players,1919.  Jais Nielsen.:Oil on canvas.

The Chess Players, 1919 by Jais Nielsen

Niccolò di Pietro Gerini (1368-1415) - Sant'Agostino con Alipio e Possidio - 1390 circa - Parigi, Museo del Louvre

Niccolò di Pietro (active late century-early century) ~ The Conversion of Saint Augustine ~ Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon ~

“La vida es como el ajedrez: con lucha, competición y eventos buenos y malos” -Benjamín Franklin

“La vida es como el ajedrez: con lucha, competición y eventos buenos y malos” -Benjamín Franklin

So is this a re-imagined scene of Franklin playing chess in London with Lady Howe in That was a last ditch, behind the scenes effort to stop the impending rebellion. Franklin was surprised by the invitation but was willing to play along

Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen:John Frederick the Magnanimous playing chess, 1552

1548 Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen - lector John Frederick of Saxony in aptivity playing chess with a Spanish guard

Giulio Campi (1508-1573) was an Italian painter and architect. In 1550, he painted “La Partita a Scacchi” (A Game of Chess) which hangs in the Musei Civici Arte Moderne in Turin (Torino), http://themaskedlady.blogspot.com.es/

CAMPI, Giulio [Italian High Renaissance Painter, The Chess Players Oil on canvas, 90 x 127 cm Museo Civico, Turin. Under bust gown