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Chess Collection

Background imageChess Collection: Kruger & Chamberlain

Kruger & Chamberlain
Joseph Chamberlain in dire straits during talks with Paul Kruger of South Africa - Checkmate

Background imageChess Collection: Between Berlin and Rome

Between Berlin and Rome - Otto von Bismarck and Pope Leo XIII play a straegic game of chess. Cartoon from Kladderadatsch, 1875

Background imageChess Collection: Chess (Cruikshank)

Chess (Cruikshank)
A GAME OF CHESS - two wigged gentlemen play, two friends watch them with mixed emotions : each of the four displays a different facial expression

Background imageChess Collection: Emanuel Lasker

Emanuel Lasker
EMANUEL LASKER German mathematician, philosopher & chess master, defeated Steinitz in 1894 and retained title till defeated by Capablanca in 1921

Background imageChess Collection: Ideal Scientist

Ideal Scientist
The ideal scientist - interested in the old as well as the new, anatomy as well as astronomy, the laws of chance and of mathematics, the skill of chess, the hues of a rose

Background imageChess Collection: Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley

Victorian Silhouettes by H. L. Oakley
A page of silhouettes showing various Victorian pastimes and games including archery, croquet, skating and chess

Background imageChess Collection: Otto IV of Brandenburg playing chess

Otto IV of Brandenburg playing chess. Gothic art. Miniature Painting

Background imageChess Collection: Petticoat Lane, London - Birds eye view

Petticoat Lane, London - Birds eye view
Birds eye view of stalls on Petticoat Lane, London. A street clothes market on Wentworth Street and Middlesex Street. Secondhand clothes

Background imageChess Collection: Monkey / Carl V / Chess Game

Monkey / Carl V / Chess Game
CARL V / KARL V Holy Roman Emperor, also King of Spain as Charles I: at Ghent in 1540 he loses his temper when beaten at chess by a monkey Date: 1500 - 1558

Background imageChess Collection: Chess in Paris Cafe

Chess in Paris Cafe
A game of chess at the Cafe de la Regence, Paris, with several on-lookers

Background imageChess Collection: Jose Raul Capablanca

Jose Raul Capablanca
JOSE RAUL CAPABLANCA Cuban chess master, defeated Lasker in 1921 but was himself defeated by Alekhine in 1927; author of books on chess

Background imageChess Collection: The Tempest Shakespeare

The Tempest Shakespeare
Miranda and Ferdinand play a game of chess

Background imageChess Collection: Prodigal Son Returns

Prodigal Son Returns
A ne er-do-well son, obviously the apple of the mothers and sisters eye, returns home. The dog greets him tail wagging, but his stern father doesn t look best pleased

Background imageChess Collection: Caxton / Knight

Caxton / Knight
A KNIGHT

Background imageChess Collection: Refugees on the SS Sinaia WWII

Refugees on the SS Sinaia WWII
Refugees playing a game of chess on the SS Sinaia from Marseille during World War II

Background imageChess Collection: Robert Helpman Helpmann Ballet Dance Dancer In

Robert Helpman Helpmann Ballet Dance Dancer In
robert, helpman, helpmann, ballet, dance, dancer, in, checkmate, vic, wells, 1937, 1930s, 30s, thirties, the, supplement, to, dancing, times, december, costume, expression, face, character, role

Background imageChess Collection: Caricature of Joseph Mery, French writer

Caricature of Joseph Mery, French writer
Caricature of Joseph Mery (1797-1866), French writer, journalist, playwright and librettist, by Nadar and Riou. Date: 1859

Background imageChess Collection: Ferdinand And Miranda

Ferdinand And Miranda
This painting depicts a later scene from William Shackespeare's The Tempest, in which Miranda and Ferdinand are sat playing chess in a coastal countryside

Background imageChess Collection: The Chess Player

The Chess Player
An Oil painting showing a female chess player, planning her next move. Date: circa 1929

Background imageChess Collection: Checkmated, Love and Romance over the Chess Board

Checkmated, Love and Romance over the Chess Board

Background imageChess Collection: Nigel Short, champion British chess player and Grandmaster

Nigel Short, champion British chess player and Grandmaster
Nigel David Short (b 1965), champion British chess player who became a Grandmaster at the age of 19. He was a chess prodigy, first attracting media attention at the age of 10. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageChess Collection: Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century

Fragment of a banner of miners from Tyrol, 15th century
Fragment of a banner of silver and copper miners from Tyrol, late 15th century. St. George kills a dragon next to a scarlet eagle

Background imageChess Collection: St Joseph Juniorate, Jersey - Recreation Room

St Joseph Juniorate, Jersey - Recreation Room
Young men play chess in the recreation and meeting room at the St Joseph Juniorate (seminary) at St Helier, Jersey Date: circa 1912

Background imageChess Collection: The Man Who Works The Automaton

The Man Who Works The Automaton
The man who works The Mechanical Turk, a fake Automaton Chess Player, designed by Baron Wolfgang von Kempelen. 1769

Background imageChess Collection: Showcard, Kendal Brown Snuff

Showcard, Kendal Brown Snuff, by Gawith, Hoggarth & Co, showing two Georgian gentlemen playing chess

Background imageChess Collection: Board games of the 14th century

Board games of the 14th century
Board games including fox and geese, dice, merelles, chess, circular chess and tables (backgammon), and the philosophers game

Background imageChess Collection: Board games of chess and tables (backgammon)

Board games of chess and tables (backgammon) from 14th century manuscripts. Knights in armour playing chess watched by other knights in front of a military encampment

Background imageChess Collection: Men playing chess, China, East Asia

Men playing chess, China, East Asia -- the pieces represent the general, pairs of secretaries, elephants, horses, chariots, cannon, and soldiers. Date: 1922

Background imageChess Collection: Boy Stumps Chess Rival Date: 1935

Boy Stumps Chess Rival Date: 1935

Background imageChess Collection: Chess in the Fifteenth century

Chess in the Fifteenth century
A chess player, inspired by Boke of Chesse, in 1474. Date: 15th century

Background imageChess Collection: Game of chess

Game of chess
Otto IV, margrave of Brandenburg, depicted playing chess with his wife Hedwig von Holstein. Date: 14th century

Background imageChess Collection: BOARD GAME SELLER 18C

BOARD GAME SELLER 18C
A French tabletier: dealer in fancy goods of ivory, ebony, etc, including chess and backgammon sets. Date: 18th century

Background imageChess Collection: Chess with living pieces 1882

Chess with living pieces 1882
A game of chess with living pieces at Heighington, near Darlington. Date: 1882

Background imageChess Collection: OTTO IV PLAYS CHESS

OTTO IV PLAYS CHESS
Otto IV, Margrave of Brandenburg, plays chess with his wife Hedwig von Holstein Date: circa 1300

Background imageChess Collection: OTTO MARGRAVE BRANDENBG

OTTO MARGRAVE BRANDENBG
Otto IV, margrave of Brandenburg, depicted playing chess with his wife Hedwig von Holstein Date: ? - 1309

Background imageChess Collection: ROYAL CHESS FRANCE

ROYAL CHESS FRANCE
King Louis XI of France, on the right - plays chess at his chateau of Plessis-les- Tours Date: circa 1480

Background imageChess Collection: CHESS; PLANNING MOVE

CHESS; PLANNING MOVE
Planning the move... Date: 1850

Background imageChess Collection: EV / SAFRICA / 1896 / TOON

EV / SAFRICA / 1896 / TOON
Joseph Chamberlain in dire straits during talks with Paul Kruger of South Africa - Checkmate Date: 1896

Background imageChess Collection: CHESS FOR TWO OR THREE

CHESS FOR TWO OR THREE
A game of chess Date: late 19th Century

Background imageChess Collection: CHESS IN GERMANY

CHESS IN GERMANY
Gentlemen playing a civilized game of chess in Germany. Date: circa 1840

Background imageChess Collection: Kempelins Automaton Chess Player

Kempelins Automaton Chess Player
Wolfgang von Kempelins Automaton Chess Player. It was created in Germany, was widely exhibited, and eventually reappeared in New York in 1845. Date: 1769

Background imageChess Collection: The Game of Chess by Sofonisba Anguissola

The Game of Chess by Sofonisba Anguissola
Lucia, Minerva and Europa Anguissola Playing Chess, by Sofonisba Anguissola (depicting her sisters). 1555

Background imageChess Collection: The Lewis Chessmen. Detail

The Lewis Chessmen. Detail
The Lewis Chessmen. Carved in walrus ivory. 1150-1175. Located in Uig. Island of Lewis. Scotland. British Museum. London. England. United Kingdom

Background imageChess Collection: Human Chess Game 1904

Human Chess Game 1904
A game of chess using people (dressed as soldiers) as pieces, is played at the home of the American millionaire George J. Gould. Date: 1904

Background imageChess Collection: Illustration of the Genji Monogatari Emaki (The

Illustration of the Genji Monogatari Emaki (The Tale of Genji) by Murasaki Sikibu. Japanese art. Momoyama period. Drawing. JAPAN. HONSHU. Kyoto. Tokugawa Reimeikai Foundation

Background imageChess Collection: Paul Morphy, Chess

Paul Morphy, Chess
PAUL MORPHY American chess player, born in New Orleans, considered the worlds greatest player before mental instability checkmated his career. Date: 1837 - 1884

Background imageChess Collection: Two men playing chess, watched by a boxer dog

Two men playing chess, watched by a boxer dog
Unusual Friends - two men playing chess, watched by a boxer dog. 1950s

Background imageChess Collection: The Strand War Game - WW1 board game

The Strand War Game - WW1 board game
A board game created by The Strand Magazine during World War One. Described as a combination of draughts, chess and war, it is played by two opponents, representing the Allies and the Germans



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