Art and Chess

Around 1400, Niccolo di Pietro Gerini (1340-1414) painted “Une scene de la vie de saint Augustin.”  The painting is in the Mussess des Beaux-Arts in Lyon, France.

Around 1400, Dirk van Delft painted “Royal Family Playing Chess.”

Around 1500, Francesco di Giorgio Martini (1439-1502) painted “The Chess Game.”

Around 1500, Albertus Pictor (1440-1507) painted “Death Playing Chess.” The painting is a wall painting in the Diocese of Stockholm.  It shows a 7 x 5 chessboard.

In 1508, Lucas van Leyden (1494-1533) painted “The Chess Players” in which a woman appears to be beating a man at Courier Chess on a 8 x 12 board.  The painting is now located at the Staatliche Museum in Berlin, Germany.

In 1540, Paris Bordone (1500-1571) painted “Two Chess Players.”  It shows two men, richly dressed in satin robes, playing chess in the foreground, before the columns of a classical portico.  On the right, lesser men gamble in the background as women lounge leisurely in the landscape beyond the walls.  The painting is now located in the Royal Palace in Berlin.  Bordone, a Venetian painter, was trained by Titian.

In 1548, Jan Cornelisz Vermeyen (1500-1559) painted “Kurfürst Johann Friedrich von Sachsen in der Gefangenschaft beim Schachspiel mit einem spanischen Bewacher” (Elector John Frederick of Saxony in captivity playing chess with a Spanish guard).  John Frederick I was the head of the coalition of Lutheran princes in Germany who was captured and taken prisoner at the Battle of Muhlberg in 1547.  He was originally sentenced to death, and then changed to life imprisonment.  He was released from prison in 1552.  The guard in the painting is a Spanish nobleman.

In 1550, Giulo Campi (1500-1572) painted “Partita a scacchi.”  It shows a pretty lady playing chess with an armed and helmeted knight.  The painting, oil on canvas, is now in the Museo Civico arte Moderna in Turin, Italy.  (The chess board is set up wrong with the light-squared corner square on the left instead of right).

In 1552, Hans Muelich (1515-1573) painted “Albrect and Anna Playing Chess.”  It is a painting of Duke Albrecht V of Bavaria playing chess with his wife, Anna of Austria.  Eight others of his court are observing the game.  The painting was depicted on a stamp issued in Nicaragua in 1976, and on a stamp issued in Paraguay in 1978.

In 1555, Sofonisba Anguissola (1530-1625) painted  Partita a Scacchi” (The Chess Game).  The painting, oil on canvas, is a portrait of the artist’s sisters, Lucia and Minerva, playing chess as her third sister, Europa, watches and an old maid servant observes.

In 1590, Carrache Ludovic (1555-1619), an Italian, early-Baroque painter, etcher, and printmaker, painted “I Giocatori de Scacci” (Two Chess Players).  It shows two men playing a game of chess or solving a chess problem.  It hangs in the Gemaldegalerie art museum in Berlin.

Around 1600, Le Caravage (1571-1610), painted “Chess Players.”  It shows two players playing chess while a third person watches. (The chess board is set up wrong with the light-squared corner square on the left instead of right).

In 1603, Karel van Mander (1548-1606) painted “Ben Jonson and Shakespeare Playing Chess” while in Holland.  It is supposedly a painting of Ben Jonson playing chess with William Shakespeare.  It looks like a game of Courier chess with 8 x 10 rows.

Around 1630, Alessandro Varotari, known as Il Padovanino (1588-1648) painted “Mars jouant aux echecs avec Venus” (Mars playing chess with Venus).    The painting is now located in the Augusteum in Oldenburg, Lower Saxony.

In 1630, Lubin Baugin (1610-1663) painted “Nature morte avec un echiquier  (Still Life with Chessboard), sometimes called “Allegorie des cinq sens” (The Five Senses).  The oil on panel painting was, until 1929, in the Collection Joseph Cremer in Dortmund.  It then was in the Museum Boymans in Rotterdam (Exhibition 1930-31) and at the Galerie J Goudstikker in Amsterdam. After the exhibition in 1934 at the Orangerie, Paris, it was bought it in 1935 by the Musée de Louvre.

In 1650, Christian Richter (1587-1661) painted "Johann Friedrich der Grossmutge.” It shows chess being played beneath a tent in the background.

In 1661, Jan de Bray (1627-1697) made a crayon sketch call “Chessplayer.”

In 1670, Cornelis de Man (1621-1706) painted, “Les jouers d’echecs” (Chess Players).   The painting, oil on canvas, shows a man and a lady playing chess.  The painting is now in the Museum of Fine Arts (Szepmuveszeti Muzeum) in Budapest.

In 1686, Nicolas Arnoult (1650-1722) etched “Le Jeu des Echecs” (The Game of Chess).  The medium was a colored French lithograph.  Three women are looking over a game of chess.

Around 1690, Adrien van der Werff (1659-1722) painted “Couple jouant aux echecs” (Couple Playing Chess).  The oil on oak panel painting id now at the Gemaldegalerie Alte Meister in Dresden.

Around 1750, Francois Boucher (1703-1770), etched or engraved “Les Echecs.”  The etching may be of Chinese chess.  He was a French painter known for his idyllic and voluptuous paintings on classical themes. He was perhaps the most celebrated decorative artist of the 18th century

In 1755, Johann Baptist Jakob Raunacher (1705-1757), painted “Schachpartie” (The Chess Game).  (The chess board is set up wrong with the light-squared corner square on the left instead of right).

Around 1760, Arthur Devis (1712-1787), painted “Two Men Playing Chess.” 

In 1775, Jean Hubert (1721-1786) painted “Voltaire jouant aux echecs avec le pere Adam” (Voltaire Playing Chess with his father, Adam).  His father was 72 years old at the time.  The painting is now in the Hermitage in St Petersburg.

In 1780, Henry William Bunbury sketched “A Game at Chess” which was printed by James Bretherton.  It shows two women playing chess and a young man watching.

Around 1785, Johan Zoffany (1733-1810) painted “The Auriol and Dashwood Families.  Thomas Dashwood is depicted in the painting playing chess.  Another painting, “Jugadando al Ajedrez” shows a father showing his son how to play chess.

In 1790, Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein (1751-1829) painted “Schachspiel.”  Conradin of Swabia and Frederick of Baden are being informed of their execution in prison in Naples.

Around 1790, Johann Werner painted “A Portrait of a Gentleman Chess Player.”

In 1792, Louis-Leopold Boilly (1761-1845) painted “Playing Chess at the Café de Regence.”   He was a French painter and printmaker who painted scenes from the French middle-class social life of his time. He painted scenes of players playing checkers, chess, and billiards.

Around 1800, George Watson (1767-1837) painted, “The Game is Mine.”  A lady beats a man in chess.  Watson was a Scottish portrait painer and the first president of the Royal Scottish Academy.

Around 1800, James Northcote (1746-1831) painted “the Game of Chess.”  It shows two men playing chess as a third young man watches behind one of the players.  The painting is now in the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, Massachusetts.

Around 1800 Nevasi Lai (1760-1800) painted “Noblewomen playing chess.”  The painting is in the Musee national des Arts asiatiques Guimet in Paris.

In 1803, Caroline Watson (1760-1814) sketched “The Winter’s Day Delineated No. 11.”  It shows the interior of a gaming room with men and women around a card table, while a couple play chess at another table in the foreground.

Around 1810, Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827) painted “Checkmate.”  Two men are playing chess as a man watches a woman in the background.  He also sketched  Chess Players.”  It is located at the Yale Center for British Art.  It was an illustration to Mrs. Robinson’s poem.  The sketch is in the British Museum.

In 1815, Thomas Leeming (1788-1822) painted “Hereford Chess Society.”  It shows 3 chess games being played at a chess club.  Featured in the foreground is Samuel Beavan on the left, and Edwin Goode Wright on the right.  Thomas copied his own painting in 1818, substituting James Buckton for Samuel Beavan and changing a few other details.

In 1818, Johann Erdmann Hummel (1769-1852) painted, “Chess Players.”  The painting, oil on canvas, in the Romanticism style, is now located in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Germany.  The persons in the painting are: architect Hans Christian Genelli (with a pipe); archeologist Aloys Hirt (making a move on the chess board); Gustav Adolf von Ingenheim (son of King Friedrich Wilhelm II and countess Voss); painter Friedrich Bury (the other chess opponent); the artist himself (at the window), Count Friedrich Wilhelm von Brandenburg (son of King Friedrich Wilhelm II and countess Doenhoff).

In 1819, George Cruikshank (1792-1878) sketched “Game of Chess” for the publishing house H. Humphrey.  It was a comic engraving of two aristocratic gentlemen playing chess by candlelight.  In 1835, he created a color sketch similar to his 1819.  Cruikshank was a British caricaturist and book illustrator who produced over 15,000 drawings during his lifetime.  He did book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens.

Around 1830, James Lonsdale (1777-1839) painted “The Chess Players.”  Two men play chess as two others watch.  The painting is now in the Nottingham City Museum and Art Gallery.

In 1836, Adolph von Menzel (1815-1905) painted “The Game of Chess.”  The painting, oil on canvas, shows two chess players playing chess in a tavern.

In 1836, George Whiting Flagg (1816-1897) painted “The Chess-Players – Check Mate.”    A man and a woman play chess while a black woman is watching in the background.

In 1839, Josef Danhauser (1805-1845) painted “Game of Chess.”  It is an example of Biedemeier art.  The painting may depict a real event - a chess match between a banker named Escales and a Hungarian noble woman. They played because the lover of the noble woman had a big debt to this banker and that was the way she could gain back the debts - which she managed to do. 

In 1845, Martinius Rorbye (1803-1848) painted “Orientals at a Game of Chess.”

In July 1847, Eugene Delacroix (1798-1863) painted “Arabes jouant aux echecs” (Arabs playing chess).  According to Delacroix’s journal, he worked on this painting in July 1847 while staying at his small house in Champrosay, just outside Paris. Delacroix had visited North Africa in 1832, and the scenes that this trip had exposed him to were to have a lasting influence on his work.  The painting hangs in the National Gallery in Edinburgh, Scotland. Delacroix visited North Africa in 1832 and he remembered the scene of Arabs playing chess in the streets. Delacroix said he used “baby’s eyelashes” to paint “Arabs Playing Chess.”

In 1856, Moritz Daniel Oppenheim (1800-1882) painted “Lavater and Lessing Visit Moses Mendelssohn.”  The painting is an imagined meeting among scholars and intellectual associates Moses Mendelsohn (1729-1786) and Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729-1781), and the Swiss theologian Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801), at the residence of Moses Mendelssohn in Berlin.  Mendelssohn is depicted on the left, wearing a red coat, and seated at a chess table in his library with Lavater. Lessing stands at the center behind the two. 

In 1853, Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815-1891) painted “The game of chess.”  The painting is an example of the Realism style.

In 1856, Meissonier painted “The game of chess.” 

In 1858, Carl Friedrich Heinrich Werner (1808-1894) painted “The Chess Players.”   It is a watercolor painting.

In 1859, Jean Leon Gerome (1824-1904) painted “Arnauts Playing Chess.”  The painting is now located in the Wallace Collection in London, England.

In 1859, Alexandre Bida (1813-1895) sketched “Bashi Bazouls Playing at Chess” which appeared in the June 4, 1859 issue of the Illustrated London News.

Around 1860, Alessandro Guardassoni (1819-1888) painted “Autoportrait.” 

Around 1860, Arthur Boyd Houghton (1836-1875) painted “The brother and sister of the artist playing chess.”

In 1860, Joseph Clark (1834-1926), a British painter, sketched “Chess Players.”  He then painted “Chess Players,” sometimes called “Checkmate.”  He showed the painting to the Royal Academy in London in 1860.

Around 1860, William Daniels (1813-1880) painted “The Chess Players.”  It depicts a warehouseman named Mr. Breeze playing chess with his brother-in-law as Mrs. Breeze brings in some refreshments.  Daniels was known as the Rembrandt of Liverpool.

In 1863, Honore Daumier (1808-1879) painted “Les Joueurs d’echecs” (The Chess Players).  It shows two men sitting at a chess game, thoughtfully engaged in their play.  The Realist painting, oil on canvas, is now located in the Musee du Petit-Palais in Paris, France.

In 1864, Charles Meer Webb (1830-1895) painted “checkmate.”  Two men are playing chess in a domestic interior.  He also painted Die Schachpartie.  The board is set up wrong.

In 1865, Daumier painted “Les Saltimbanques au repos.”

In 1865, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), one of the finest and most distinctive of the Victorian painters, painted “The Egyptian Chess Players.”   The game in Alma-Tadema’s painting is not really chess.  Three people are playing some sort of board game.  His painting appeared in the Dec 7, 1878 issue of Illustrated Zeitung.  Alma-Tadema later named his painting “An Egyptian Game.”  He sold the painting in Berlin to a Moscow banker.

In 1863, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912), painted “Egyptian Chess Players.”

In 1865, Viatchelslav Schwarz (1838-1869) painted “Tsar Alexis I Playing Chess”

In 1866, Sir John Tenniel (1820-1914) sketched “Adventures of Alice” for an Alice in Wonderland book.

In 1867, Edward Harrison May (1824-1887) painted “Lady Howe mating Benjamin Franklin.”

Around 1870, James Hamilton (1819-1878) painted “A Game of Chess.”  A man and a woman play chess.

In 1870, Jean-Leon Gerome (1824-1904) painted “Almehs playing chess in a café.”  Two ladies are playing chess.

Around 1870, Paul Musurus (1840-1927) sketched “a bearded man playing chess.”

In 1871, Lucy Madox Brown (1843-1894) painted “Ferdinand and Miranda Playing Chess.”  It depicts a scene from Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.”

In 1874, Paul Horsin-Deon drew “Le Café de la Regence” which was made into an engraving by L. Chapon.

On December 19, 1874, Harper’s Weekly had a black and white sketch called “The Chess Players.”  The artist is unknown.

In 1875, William Quller Orchardson (1832-1910) painted “Mrs. Charlex Moston/  She is sitting at a chess table.  The board is set up wrong. It is part of the Tate collections.

In 1876, Wladyslaw Bakalowicz (1833-1903), painted “Game at Chess” showing two Cardinals playing a game of chess.  Another title was “Louis XIII Inviting Cardinal Richelieu to a Game of Chess.”

In 1876, David Joseph Bles (1821-1899), a Dutch oil painter, painted three paintings called "Chess Players.”  One of his chess players painting was stolen from a museum in 2000.

In 1876, Thomas Eakins (1844-1916) painted “The Chess Players.”  The painting is a small oil on wood panel depicting Eakins' father Benjamin observing a chess game between his friends Bertrand Gardel and George W. Holmes.  The setting for this work is the parlor of Eakins’ home in Philadelphia.  In 1881, Eakins presented the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York with this painting.

In 1876, James Tissot (1836-1902) painted “young woman playing chess.”

In 1878, Gunnar Berndtson (1854-1895), of Finland, painted “Sakkia” (Chess), depicting a man and a woman playing chess.  It is now in the Gosta Serlachius Museum of Fine Arts, Mantia.

Around 1879, Francesco Beda (1840-1900), an Italian academic classical artist, painted “Partita a scacchi” (Game of Chess).  The painting, oil on canvas, shows four ladies watching a man and woman play chess.  The painting was sold in 2004 and presently in a private London collection.

Around 1880, Charles Marie Lhuillier (1824-1998) painted “The Turkish Café.”  Turkish men are playing a game of chess.

Around 1880, Stanislaw von Chlebowski (1835-1884) painted “Chess players, Cairo.”  He was a Polish painter and was a renowned specialist in oriental themes. He attended the art academy of St. Petersburg and was later invited to serve as a royal painter in the court of Sultan Abdulaziz.

In 1880, Vaclav Brozik (1851-1901), a Czech painter who worked in the academic style, painted “Dagmar and Strange Ebbesen at the Chess Table.”

In 1881, Frederick Arthur Bridgman (1847-1928) painted “An Interesting Game,” which now hangs in the Brooklyn museum.  The oil on canvas painting depicts chess play in North Africa.  In actuality, the painting was created in Bridgman’s Paris studio. The painting was acquired by Brooklyn art collector George Seney in 1882.  Later, it was acquired by George Pratt who gave it to the Brooklyn Museum as a gift.  Bridgman became known as one of the world’s most talented “Orientalist” painters.

In 1881, Girolamo Induno (1825-1890) painted “Fernando and Iolanda Playing Chess.”

In 1881, Alessandro Sani (1856-1927) painted “A Welcome Break From a Game of Chess.”  It depicts two cardinals taking a break from a game of chess as a lady pours drinks for them.

In 1882, Charles Bargue (1826-1883) painted “The Chess Game,” sometimes called “Chess on the Terrace.”  Two men are playing chess on a bench as another man watches. He also painted, “The Chess Players.”  Again, two men are playing chess on a bench as a third watches.  Bargue created one of the most influential classical drawing courses conceived, the Bargue-Gerome Drawing Course.  It was composed of 197 lithographs (invented in 1796) of precise drawings after casts, master drawings, and male models.  His chess painting was his last work. Bargue, at age 57, had s stroke, was institutionalized, and soon died in a Paris insane asylum. The painting was later owned by Mrs. William H. Vanderbilt of New York.  It is now in the collection of the Sordini Family.

In 1882, Luigi Mussini (1813-1888) painted “Una sfida scacchistica alla Corte del Re di Spagna.”  It depicts Leonardo di Cutri defeating Ruy Lopez in a game of chess at the court of Philip II.

In 1882, Carl Zewy (1855-1929) painted “Joli coup!” or “The Chess Game,” depicting a lady playing chess with a man as another woman looks on.

In 1883, Jose Jimenez Aranda (1837-1903) painted “Une Apres-midi a Seville” (An Afternoon in Seville).  It is a painting of a Moorish house in Seville.  A group of gentlemen on the right are deeply absorbed in a game of chess as the women sit around on the left gossiping.  Between the groups, an officer watches the ladies.

In 1884, Arturi Ricci (1854-1919) painted “The Game of Chess” and “Sala Artistca” depicting a game of chess.  Ricci established himself as one of the foremost artists in Europe in the field of 18th centurt historical costume genre.

In 1885, Franz Defregger (1835-1921) painted “game of chess.”

In 1885, Hildur Nilsen Prahl (1855-1940) of Denmark painted “Skakk matt in 3 trekk” (Check mate in 3 moves), depicting two men playing chess and a third man watching.

In 1886, Richard Creifelds (1853-1939), painted “The Veterans,” which is in the Brooklyn Museum but not on view. It depicts two older men playing chess, and another older man standing and watching.

In 1886, Nils Gustav Wentzel (1859-1927) of Norway painted “Sjakkspillere” (Chess Players), depicting two men playing chess.

In 1887, Benjamin Eugene Fichel (1826-1895) painted “the chess game.”

In 1887, Carl Hepfer (1836-1897) painted “the chess players.”

In 1889, Jose Jimenez Aranda painted “El Café,” sometimes called “The Chess Party.”  Chess is played in the foreground.  In the background, a gentleman offers a chair to a lady. His works were on display at the World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893.  The painting is now in Madrid.

In 1889, Enrique Serra (1859-1918) of Spain painted “The Chess Players,” depicting two monks playing chess as three others look on.  The painting is now in the Glasgow Museum.

Around 1890, Rudolph Ernst (1854-1932) painted “Las partie d’echecs” (The Chess Party).  It depicted an Islamic scene with chess.  The chess board looks like a 10x10 instead of an 8x8 chess  board.  The oil on wood painting is now located at the Musee des Baux-Arts in Nantes, France.

Around 1890, Johannes Hermanus van Heyden (1825-1907) painted “The Chess Game.”

Around 1890, Pieter Oyens (1842-1894) painted “the chess players.”

In 1890, Robert Bolling Brandegee (1848-1922) painted “The Chess Players.”  It features a man and a woman engrossed in a game of chess.  The painting is now located in the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut.

Around 1890, P.H. Andreis of Belgium painted “Cavaliers Playing Chess.”

In 1891, William Lockhart Bogle created a wood cut engraving “After Lunch in the City: A Game of Chess.”  It appeared in The Graphic magazine in January, 1891.


In 1891, Frederick Judd Waugh (1861-1940), painted “Chess Players.”  It depicts two ladies playing chess.


In 1892, Carl Ludwig Friedrich Becker (1820-1900) painted ““Franz, Adelheid, and the Bishop of Bamberg” which hangs in the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is a scene in Goethe’s play where Adelheid and the Bishop of Bamberg play chess.  Becker was president of the Prussian Academy of Sciences.  In 1899, he gave the painting as a gift to Mrs. Anna Woerishoffer.


In 1892, Jehudo Epstein (1870-1946) painted “Jews Playing Chess.”


In 1894, Jose Mongrell Torrent (1870-1937) painted “Mosqueteros jugando al ajedrez” (Musketeers Playing Chess). 


In 1895, Franz von Matsch (1861-1942) painted “Leonardo da Vinci Playing Chess with his Muse.”  Matsch was an Austrian painter and sculptor in the Jugendstil style.


In 1896, Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935) painted “The Chess Game.”  It depicts two Muslim players at a game of chess.


In 1897, Emile-Georges Weiss (1861-1924) of France painted “The Chess Game.”  It depicts two men playing chess as two others watch.


In 1900, Max Barascudts (1869-1927) painted “Cardinals Playing Chess.”  Barascudts was a well-known German illustrator and graphic artist.


Around 1900, Frederick Daniel Hardy (1826-1911) painted “Checkmate.”

Around 1900, George Goodwin Kilburne (1839-1924) painted “a hopeless case.”  A man and a woman are playing chess.

Around 1900, Carlo Ferranti (1840-1908) painted “a chess problem.”

Around 1900, Ferdinand Victor Leon Roybet (1940-1920), painted “Cavaliers Playing Chess.”

Around 1900, Adrien Moreau (1843-1946) painted “Game of Chess” Around 1902, Maximo Juderias Caballero (1867-1951) painted “Una Partita de Ajedrez” (A Game of Chess).  He decorated many of the palaces of Madrid with his paintings. He developed his profession as an artist during his youth in Paris, where he lived for 25 years. He developed a unique style of paintings set in 17th century costumes. He held several art exhibitions in Paris, New York, Madrid, and Barcelona. His oil on canvas chess painting was sold by Sotheby’s in London in 2000, then Christie’s in New York in 2001.

In 1902, Gerard Portielje (1856-1929) painted “The Chess Players.”  Portielje was a Belgian painter of genre scenes.

In 1902, Carl Probst (1854-1924) painted “The Chess Match” depicting a boy and a girl playing chess.  The board is set up wrong.

In 1902, William Orpen (1878-1931) painted “The Chess Players.”  It depicted a man and a woman playing chess while being observed by another man standing.  The oil on canvas painting is in the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology.

In 1903, Charles Dana Gibson (1867-1944) made a pen and ink drawing called “Chess Game Lovers” or “The Greatest Game in the World – His Move.”  Gibson was an American graphic artist, best known for his creation of the Gibson Girl.

In 1904, Henri Caro-Delvaille (1876-1928) painted “Ma Femme et Ses Souers” (My Wife and her Sisters), depicting a game of chess between two ladies.

In 1904, Jacques Villon (1875-1963) or Gaston Duchamp, Marcel Duchamp’s brother, painted “La partie d’echecs.”  In 1920, he etched “The Chess Table.”

In 1904, Beryl Fowler (1881-1963) painted “Leaning over a Chess Table.” 

In 1906, Bernard Louis Borione (1865-?), a French painter, painted “A Game of Chess.”  It depicts a Catholic Cardinal playing chess with a gentleman as a lady brings in refreshments.  He also painted “Checkmate” depicting a cardinal playing an aristocrat as another man watches.

In 1907, John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) painted “Dolce far niente,” (sweet doing nothing) classified as an Impressionist painting.   The painting, oil on canvas, is now located at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.  Two male figures are playing a leisurely game of chess, while another one watches, and a few others are lying around near a stream, some in Turkish costumes.  The painting was done on Mont Blanc in the Italian Alps.

In 1910, Marcel Duchamp (1887-1968) painted “La Partie d’echecs” (The Chess Game).  The oil on canvas painting, post-impressionism style, is a large canvas depicting Duchamp’s brothers playing chess in France, while their wives (some sources say sisters) are relaxing in the lush garden.  The painting is now located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  His other paintings include “Portrait de joueurs d’échecs” (1911), “Joeurs d’échecs” (1911), “Study for Chess Players” (1911), and “King and Queen surrounded by Swift Nudes” (1912). Some of his chess paintings hang in the Museum of Art in Philadelphia and the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Duchamp once said, “While all artists are not chess players, all chess players are artists.”

Around 1910, Adolphe Alexander Lesrel (1839-1921) painted “the chess players.”  He also painted “the chess game.”

In 1910, Rudolf Koselitz (1861-1948) painted “Schachspiler” (Chessplayer).  It depicts two men playing chess.

In 1911, Marcel Duchamp painted “Portrait de joueurs d’echecs” (Portrait of chess players).  The painting, oil on canvas, is now located in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.  The painting shows several figures facing the center as chess pieces float in space.  This was one of several abstractions exhibited at the famed Armory Show in 1913.  This painting was purchased by Arthur Jerome Eddy (1859-1920), an American lawyer, art collector, and art critic. Duchamp used chess themes in several of his paintings and collages.

In 1911, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) painted “La famille du peintre.”  It depicts checkers instead of chess on a 7x11 checkerboard.  He included a chessboard (checkerboard) in his 1928 painting “Femme a cote d’un echiquier.”

In 1913, Antti Faven (1882-1948) of Finland painted “Chess.”  It depicts several strong players in the picture, including Tarrasch, Marshall, Janowsky, Burn, and Bernstein.  The painting was offered as a prize at the annual Finnish chess championship.  A copy of the painting hangs in the Stockholm Chess Union and a chess club in Helsinki.

In 1913, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880-1938) painted “Erich Heckel and Otto Mueller Playing Chess.”  Kirchner was a German expressionist painter and one of the founders of Die Brucke or “The Bridge,” a key group leading to the foundation of Expressionism.  In 1933, the Nazis branded his art as “degenerate” and over 600 of his works were sold or destroyed.  In 1938 he committed suicide by gunshot.

In 1914, Juan Gris (1887-1927) painted “The Chess Board.” In 1917, he painted “Chess Pieces.”  The chess painting was a representation of Cubism.  Gris tended to draw and paint things to do with chess from time to time.

In 1916, Jean Metzinger (1883-1956) painted “Le Soldat a la partie d’echecs” (A Soldier and a game of chess).  The paintin is now in the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago.  Metzinger, along with Alberg Gleizes, developed the theoretical foundations of Cubism.

In 1916, Max Oppenheimer (1885-1954) painted “The Chess-Players.”  In the 1920s, he painted “Die Schachpartie” (The Chessgame).  In 1942, he painted “Chess with Emanuel Lasker.”  Oppenheimer helped to form the Austrian Expressionist movement in painting.  In 1919, he changed his last name to Mopp.

In 1920, Joseph Walter West (1860-1933) painted “The Chess Players, or Black to Move.”  It depicts a man and a woman playing chess.  The painting is located at Preston, Harris Museum and Art Gallery.  He designed posters for the Underground Group from 1916 to 1931.

In 1922, Frank Moss Bennett (1874-1952) painted “Chess Game with a Cardinal and Abbot.”

In 1922, Otto Moeller or Maler (1883-1964) made a wood-cut called  Joueurs d’echecs” (Games of Chess).  The board is set up wrong.

In 1922, Norah Borges (1901-1998), the pseudonym of Leonor Fanny Borges Acevedo, painted “Ajedrez.”   She was the sister of Argentinian writer Jorges Luis Borges.

In 1925, Jean-Paul Kayser (1869-1942) painted “Jouant aux echecs” depicting a man and a woman playing chess.  The board is set up wrong.

In 1925, Filippo Pella (1886- ?) painted “Partita a scacchi.”

In 1925, Jindrich Styrsky (1899-1942) painted “Paysage d’echecs.”  Styrsky was a Czech Surrealist painter.

In 1926, Arthur Markowicz (1872-1934) painted “Jewish Rabbis Playing Chess.”

In 1929, John Lavery (1856-1941) painted “The Chess Players.”  The oil on canvas painting depicts two girls, the daughters of the 8th Baron Howard de Walden, playing chess.  The painting is now in the Tate museum.  Lavery was an Irish painter known for his portraits. 

In 1930, William Roberts (1895-1980) painted “Chess Players.”  The sketch for the painting is called “Checkmate.”  Roberts was a British Cubist painter.

In 1930, Louis Wolchonok (1898-1973), an American visual artist, painted “Chess in the Park.”

In 1932, Sir Alfred Charles Stanley Anderson (1884-1966) painted “In check: Scene at a London Eating-House.”  The painting hangs in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

In 1935, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943) painted “Chess Table.”  It depicts two men playing chess at a chess table as a man and a woman watches.  He also painted “The Chess Players.”  He died in a Nazi concentration camp and most of his paintings were lost or destroyed.

In 1935, Victor Vasarely (1908-1997) painted “The Chess Board.”  Vasarely, a Hungarian-French artist, was one of the founders of the op art movement.

In 1936, Nicolai Cikovsky (1894-1987) painted “Chess,” depicting two men playing chess, and another man watching.  The chess board was set up wrong (black square was to the right).

In 1936, Victor Barthe (1887-1954), a Russian visual artist, sketched “Paulo Boi and the Devil.”

In 1937, Paul Klee (1879-1940) painted “Uberschach” (The Great Chess Game).  The painting, a German Expressionist style, is now located in the Kunsthaus in Zurich, Switzerland.

In 1937, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) painted “Metamorphosis of Narcisus.”  The surrealistic painting is now at the Tate Museum in London, England.

In 1937, Vassily Kandinsky (1866-1944) painted “Schach-Theorie” (Chess Theory).  Kandinsky is credited with painting the first abstract works.

In 1937, Andreas Paul Weber (1893-1980) used chess in his drawings to symbolize the fight for world power.  Weber used the game to make conflicts between different groups clearer. He steadily created new games between literary, political and historical figures.  In 1976, he painted “Don Quijote und Sancho Pansa.”  It depicts the two characters playing chess. 

In 1940, Salvador Dali painted “Two Pieces of Bread, Expressing the Sentiment of Love.” It depicts some slices of bread, a few crumbs, and a chess pawn. It painted it after playing a chess game with Marcel Duchamp. He also designed chess sets with pieces modeled after his fingers and other objects. The set later sold for over $23,000.

In 1940, Boris Vladimirski (1878-1950), painted “The Chess Match.”  It depicts two Russians playing chess.

In 1940, Henry Varnum Poor (1888-1970) painted “The Chess Game.”  It depicts a boy and a girl playing chess on a peg set.  Henry Poor was a grandnephew of the Henry Varnum Poor who was the founder of Standard & Poors bond rating agency.

In 1940, Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898-1972) painted “Chessboard.”  It is a nice optical illusion of a chessboard.  He is one of the world’s most famous graphic artists and famous for his impossible constructions.  In 1940, he created a woodcut print of a chessboard called “Metamorphosisi II.”

In 1940, Merlyn Oliver Evans (1910-1973) made an oil on canvas painting called “The Chess Players.”  The painting is now in the Bolton Museum.  Evans was a Welsh painter who grew up in Glasgow.

In 1942, Georges Braque (1882-1963) painted “La Patience” which includes a chess board.  Braque was a major 20th century French painter and sculptor who, along with Pablo Picasso, developed the art movement known as Cubism.

In 1943, Norman Rockwell (1894-1978) painted “April Fool.”  It is a checker game (perhaps chess), but no checkers or chess on the board.  Rockwell drew it for the April 1943 cover of Post magazine.

In 1943, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (1908-1992) painted “La parite d’echecs” (The Game of Chess.)   She was a Portuguese-French abstractionist painter.  In 1949, she painted “Xeque-mate” or “Jaque Mate.”

In 1946, Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948) painted “Portrait of Dr. George Ainslie Johnston.” 

In 1946, Grant Stepanyan (1918-1980) painted “The Game of Chess.”

In 1947, Kenneth Matthews (1908-1994) painted “Checkmate.”  It depicts two boys playing chess.

In 1949, Maria Helena Viera da Silva painted “Jacque Mate” or “Xeque-mate.”

In 1950, Eduard Khoroshy (1931- ) painted “Playing Chess in Mikhailovsky Garden.”

In 1951, Merlyn Oliver Evans (1910-1973) painted “The Chess Players.” 

In 1954, Andy Warhol (1928-1987) painted “Chess Player.”  It shows larger-than-life chess pieces and study of a face surrounding a young man playing chess.  It is painted in a Pop Art style using ink die on paper. 

In 1954, Donald Gordon Fraser (1921-2003) of Canada sketched “The Chess Player.”

In 1956, Tatiana Martchenko (1918- ) painted “Children Playing Chess.”

In 1957, Yoel Teneh-Tannenbaum (1889-1973) painted “Men Playing Chess.”  It depicts two men playing chess and a third person watching the game.

In 1958, Ron Blumberg (1908-2002) painted “Chess Game in the Park.”  Blumberg was trained at the Grande Academie Chaumiere in Paris and worked at the National Academy of Design in New York.

In 1958, James Cook (1904-1960) painted “The Chess Players.”  It depicts two men playing chess as a third person watches from the side.

In 1958, Henry Schwartz (1927-2009) of Boston painted “The Chess Players.”  It is on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

In 1960, Reimond Kimpe (1885-1970) of Belgium painted “De Zusjes.”

In 1963, Juliusz Studnicki (1906-1978) painted “Bishop Playing Chess with the Devil.”

In 1964, Akira Tanaka (1918-1982) painted “The Game of Chess.”  The chess board is wrong with 9 files instead of 8.  He was a Japanese artist working in Paris.

In 1964, Willi Neubert (1920-2011), a German painter, painted “Schachspieler” (Chessplayer).  It depicts a man, smoking a cigarette, studying a position on a chessboard.

In 1966, Irving Amen (1918-2011) painted “Chess.”  Amen was one of the most important printmakers in the United States.  He has painted dozens of items with a chess theme.

In 1970, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) painted “Chess Plasyers.”   Lawrence was an African-American painter known for his portrayal of African-American life.

In 1971, Grant Duncan (1885-1978), a British painter, painted “Nature morte avec un Matisse.”

In 1971, Minas Avetisian (1928-1975) painted “Chess Players.”  He was an Armenian painter.  He was hit by a car and died of his injuries.

In 1975, Luis Jacobo Alvarez Rodriguez (1930-1977) painted “Jaque Mate.”

In 1977, Antonio Bresciani (1902-1977) painted “Gioco de scacchi” (Game of Chess).  It depicts two ladies playing chess.

In 1978, Sally Michel Avery (1902-2003), an American artist, painted “Chess Game.”

In 1980, Evgenia Antipova (1917-2009) painted “Boys in the Garden.”  It depicts two boys playing chess.

In 1985, Frank Herbert Mason (1921-2009) painted “Chess Game.”

In 1985, Arif Telaku (1948- ) painted “The Next Move.”  The chess board only has 6 files.

In 1986, Riccardo Tommasi Ferroni (1934-2000) of Italy painted “Una partita a scacchi” (A Game of Chess).  It depicts two artists playing chess as another artist watches.  The board is set up wrong.

In 1986, Fred Butts (1942- ) painted “Luxembourg Gardens.”  It depicts two men playing chess as three other people watch the game.  In 1986, he painted “Your Move.”

In 1986, Bill Jacklin (1943- ) painted “Chess in the Park” and “Chess in a Park by Night.”  In 1987, he painted “Chess Players.”  In 2013, he completed “Washington Square Chess Players.”  Jacklin was raised in London and attended the Royal College of Art. 

In 1987, Gennady Trofimovich (1937-2000) of painted “Les echecs dans le pre”.

In 1987, Pamela J. Crook (1945- ) of England painted “Chess.”  In 1990, she painted “The Chess Players.”

In 1990, Samuel Bak (1933- ) began drawing lots of paintings with chess themes.  The themes are usually battlefields of chess pieces and chess boards.  Bak is a Jewish painter who survived the Holocaust.

In 1991, Morteza Katouzian (1943- ) of Iran painted “Chess Game.”  It depicts two boys playing chess as a girl watches.

In 1996, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000) painted “Two Builders Playing Chess.”

In 1996, Keith Halonen (1946- ) painted “Square One.”  The painting appeared on the cover of the December 2014 issue of Chess Life.

In 2002, Adam Lude Doering (1925- ) of Germany painted “Schach” (Chess). 

In 2003, Zwy Milshtein (1934- ) painted “Igor.”

In 2003, Joseph Holston (1944- ) painted “Checkmate.”  The chess board is 8x11.  Holston is an African-American painter.

In 2003, Bernd Besser (1946- ) of Germany painted “Die Auseinandersetzung.” His art work has been on display at the Chess Olympiad in Dresden.

In 2004, Antonio Guijarro-Morales (1943- ) painted “Ajedrez 1982.”  He is a painter and a cardiologist.

In 2006, Fernando San Martin Feliz (1930- ) painted “World Chess Champions.”

In 2006, Michael Parkes (1944- ) painted “The Chessgame  Parkes, an American-born artist living in Spain, is best knonw in the areas of fantasy art and magic realism.

In 2008, Alfredo Sosabravo (1930- ) of Cuba painted “Jugando Ajedrez.”

In 2008, Imelda Fagin (1949- ) painted “Checkmate.”

In 2010, Gillian Bull (1936- ) painted “The Chess Players.”  It depicts two men playing chess.  She was born in Rugby, England and currently lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

In 2011, Boris Savluc (1938-2011) of Romania painted “Chess Game under the Willows.”

In 2011, Kathleen Rice (1942- ) painted “The Masquerade Conundrum.”


List of chess artists

Abbe, Albert (1889-1966)

Abdullaeva, Dilorom (1968- ); “chess players”

Abrunheiro, Jose; "Empate ou xeque-mate"

Ackermann, Paul (1908-1981); “The Game of Chess”

Adams, Alicia; "Marriage is a game of chess" (1995)

Agnel, Hyacinth R. (1799-1871); "How a World Was Won" (1848)

Agnel, Hyacinth R. (1799-1871); "The Midnight Challenge" (1848)

Agnel, Hyacinth R. (1799-1871); "The Monkey and the Gascon Chess Knight" (1848)

Aguilar, Fortino; "Jaque" (2002)

Aiken, John MacDonald; “The Chess Problem” [Perth & Kinross Council]

Al Andalus; "Noblemen and their servants playing chess" (Alphonso X book)

Alexandrova, Ludmilla; "Schachspiel - Spiel der konige" (1998)

Allende Bellido, Fernando; "El Ajedrez"

Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence (1836-1912); "The Egyptian Chess Players" (1865)

Alonso, Jose; "Jugador de cartas y ajedrez" (1995)

Alvarado, Olmedo; "Jaque mate a un pastor"

Alvarez, Jose; "Trofeus"

Amburn, Dale; "Chess Players #2"

Amburn, Dale; "Chess Players #4"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess Strategy"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Two Chess Games"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess" (1966)

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess Game"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Duel"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess Board"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess Players"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chess Move"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Checkmate"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Chessmen"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "End Game"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Expresso"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Game of Kings"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "The Move"

Amen, Irving (1918-2011); "Girl Chess Move” (1977)

Ancellin, Phillipe; "Les joueurs d'echecs" (1982)

Anderson, Stanley (1884-1966); "In Check: Scene At A London Eating-House" (1932) [Smithsonian American Art Museum]

Andree, Teresa; "Chess" (2002)

Andreis, P.H.; “Cavaliers Playing Chess”

Anguissola, Sofonisba (1531-1625); "Artist's Sisters Playing Chess (Le giocatrici di scacci)" (1555) [Poznan, Musem Narodowe]

Antipova, Evgenia; "Boys in the Garden" (1980)

Antipova, Evgenia; "Chess Players" (1980)

Antonov, Sergey; "Chess" (2003)

Aranda, Jose Jimenez (1837-1903); "An Afternoon at Seville" (1883)

Aranda, Jose Jimenez (1837-1903); "El Cafe" (1889)

Arnin, Elsa (1888-1980)

Arnoult, Nicolas (1650-1722); “Le Jeu des Echecs” (1686)

Aron, Kalman (1924- ); “Observation on Echo Park”

Aron, Kalman (1924- ); “The Chess Player”

Aron, Kalman (1924- ); “The Chess Players”

Aron, Kalman (1924- ); “A Gathering of Chess Players”

Aru, Inga (1964- ); “Chess Game”

Attina, Nino; "Giocatori di scacchi" (1990)

Aureli, Giuseppe; "Una partita difficile a scacchi"

Austen, Rudolf (1931-2003)

Avery, Sally Michael (1902-2003); “Chess Game” (1978)

Avetisian, Artour; "The Game"

Avetisian, Minas (1928-1975); "Chess Players" (1971)

Avram, Adrian; "Still file with chess board"

Bacchus, Dennis (1976- ); “chess players”

Baines, Andrew; "Checkmate"

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "The Game" (1990) [Boston Pucker Gallery]

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Red Queen" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    );  "The Desert Game" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Italian Interlude" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Round Table" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "The Leaders" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Knights" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Being There" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Figures" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "As Time Passes" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Quite Clear" (2001)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Near the Riverside" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Project for problems" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "The Game of War" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Marital base" (1990)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Three Kings" (1991)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Art of Self Sacrifice" (1998)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Group portrait" (1998)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Opponents" (1998)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Progonged rest" (1998)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Study after sheltering Myths A" (1999)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Auspiciuos Moon" (2001)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Consolidation" (2001)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Small battlefield" (2001)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Above and below" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "Across" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "As clear as the day" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "bishop, knight, rook" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "boards meeting" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "cavalcade" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ); "cease fire" (2003)

Bak, Samuel (1933-    ): “Knowledgeable”

Bakalowicz, Wladyslaw (1833-1903); “Louis XIII Inviting Richelieu to a Game of Chess” (1876)

Baker, Myfanwy; “Chess Game”

Baldero, Luigi (1800-1899); “Tavern Interior with Chess Match”

Baldero, Luigi (1800-1899); “A Game of Chess”

Baldini, Johnny

Bandeira, Antonio (1922-1967)

Barascudts, Max (1869-1927); “Eine interessante Partie” (An Interesting Game)

Barascudts, Max (1869-1927); “Cardinals at Chess” (1900)

Barascudts, Max (1869-1927); “Head-to-head: A Game of Chess”

Bargue, Charles (1826-1883); "The Chess Game" (1882)

Bargue, Charles (1826-1883); "The Chess Players" (1882)

Barthe, Victor (1887-1954); "Paulo Boi and the Devil" (1936)

Batoni, Pompeo Girolamo (1708-1787)

Baugin, Lubin (1610-1663); "The Five Senses" (1630) [Paris, Louvre]

Baumeister, Willi (1889-1955)

Baur, Albert F. (1835-1906)

Becker, Carl (1820-1900); "Franz, Adelaide and the Bishop of Bamberg" (1892)

Beda, Francesco (1840-1900); "The Chess Game (Partita a scacchi)"

Beechey, William (1753-1839)

Bellemanns, Frans (1916-1991)


Belyaev, Nikolai (1916- ); “Endgame”

Bennett,Frank Moss (1874-1952); “Chess Game with a Cardinal and Abbot” (1922)

Bercigli, Gianandrea; "La partita" (2000)

Bereny, Robert; "Woman with chess-bard"

Berndtson, Gunnar (1854-1895); “Sakkia”

Bertiglia, Aurelio (1891-? ); chess and checker postcards

Besser, Bernd (1946-    ); "Die Auseinandersetzung" (2003)

Bezzuoli, Giuseppe (1784-1855); “Der Conte Guido Novello spield Schach”

Bida, Alexandre (1813-1895); “Three Turks Playing chess”

Bigland, Percy; “Checkmate in Four Moves” [Williamson Art Gallery]

Bilinski, Roman (1897-1981); "Ettore e gli scacchi" (1967)

Bird, Herbert A.; "The Chessplayer" (1929)

Bisson, A.; "Une serieuse partie"

Blaettner, Johannes Samuel (1633-1705)

Blaylock, Jason; “Old and New” “Checkmate”

Bles, David Joseph (1821-1899); "Chess Players" (1876)

Blumberg, Ron (1908-2002); "Chess game in the park" (1958)

Bogle, L; “After Lunch in the City: A Game of Chess” (1891)

Boileau, Alan (1958-    ); "Chess players"

Boileau, Alan (1958-    ); "Two men playing chess"

Boilly, Louis Leopold (1761-1845); “Playing chess at the café de la regence”

Bois, Guy Pene du (1884-1958); “man at a Table and end of the Evening”

Bonassi, Jodi (1953-    ); "Chess Player in Blue" (1999)

Bonassi, Jodi (1953-    ); "players in the pictures"

Bonassi, Jodi (1953-    ); "The chess players"

Bonassi, Jodi (1953-    ); "The chess players #2"

Bonneau, Fred (1960- ); “Les echecs” (2004)

Bordone, Paris Paschalino(1500-1571); "The Chess Players (Partita a scacchi)" (1540) [Berlin, Staatliche Preussicher Kulturbesitz]

Borges, Norah (1901-1998); "Ajedrez" (1922)

Borghese, Franz (1941-2005); "Scacchi"

Borghese, Franz; "Partita a scacchi"

Borghese, Franz; "Gli scacchi"

Borghese, Franz; "La scacchiera umana" (2004)

Borione, Barnard (1865-?); "A Game of Chess" (1906)

Borione, Barnard (1865-?); "Checkmate"

Bosi, Enrico; "Scacchi"

Bottrich, Annette; "Schach"

Boucher, Francois (1703-1770); "Les Echecs"

Bouilly, Louis (1716-1845); "The Chess Game"

Boulanger, Gustave (1824-1888)

Boxem, Hans; "Mat aan di Ijssel"

Bradley, Terry (1965- ); "The Chess Player"

Bradshaw, Blair; “The immortal game” (2006)

Brandegee, Robert Bolling (1848-1922); “The Chess Players” (1890)

Braque, Georges (1882-1963); "La Patience" (1942)

Bray, Jan de (1627-1697); “chessplayer”

Brecher, Samuel (1897-1982)

Brend'amour, Robert Francois Richard (1831-1915)

Bresciani, Antonio (1902-1977); "Gioco di scacchi" (1977)

Bretherton, James; a Game at Chess

Breton, Michel; "Echiquier"

Bridgman, Frederik (1847-1928); "An Interesting Game" (1881)

Brindatch, Victor (1941- ); “Jews Playing Chess”

Brispot, Henri; "La partie d'echecs" (1909)

Briss, Sami; "La lecon d'echecs"

Briss, Sami; "la joueuse d'echecs"

Briss, Sami; "la partie au bord du village"

Briss, Sami; "la partie simultanee"

Briss, Sami; "le joueur d'echec"

Briss, Sami; "der bauer"

British (Scottish) School; “Chess Players” (1820)

Brown, Lucy (1843-1894); "Ferdinand and Miranda playing chess" (1871)

Browne, Margaret (1884-1972)

Brozik, Vaclav (1851-1901); "Dagmar and Strage Ebbesen at the Chess Table" (1880)

Bruck, Lajos; "La partie d'echecs"

Bruckner, Curt or Curt Echtermeyer (1896-1971); “The Chess Players”

Bruckner, Curt (1896-1971); “The Chess Match”

Brugger, Arnold; "Schachspieler" (1914)

Bruguera, Josep; "Blanques i negres"

Brunclair, Eugene (1832-1918)

Brunery, Francois

Brunery, Marcel (1893-1982)

Brunin, Leon De Muetter (1861-1949); “The Chess Game”

Buchbinder, Szymon (1853-1908); "Partia szachow"

Buchholz, Quint; "Chess"

Budd, Herbert Ashwin; “The Chess Board” (1927)

Bueno, Antonio (1918-1984); "La scacchiera" (1949)

Buffet, Bernard (1928-1999)

Bull, Gillian (1936- ); “The Chess Players” (2010)

Bull, Gillian (1936- ); “The Chess Players II” (2010)

Bunbury, Henry William (1750-1811); “A Game at Chess” (1780)

Burdick, Scott; "Chess pavilion"

Butler, Roy; "Your move"

Buttafa, Fabrizio; "La partita"

Buttafa, Fabrizio; "Pedone"

Butts, Fred (1942- ); “Luxembourg Gardens” (1986)

Butts, Fred (1942- ); “Your Move” (1986)

Caballero, Jose (1916-1991)

Caballero, Maximo (1867-1951); “A Game of Chess”

Cairo, Carlos; "Il duello" (1994)

Cairo, Carlos; "Cavallo troiano" (1997)

Cairo, Carlos; "Warnung" (2000)

Calderon, Heather; “The Game”

Califice, Pol; "Jeu d'echecs"

Campanella, Vito; "La famiglia del guerriero"

Campi, Giulio (1500-1572); "La partita a scacchi" (1550) [Torino, Museo Civico Arte Moderne]

Cantina, Giovanni; "Partita surreale a scacchi" (1993)

Carles, Martine; "La pathetique decheance des barons aveugles"

Carniolus, E.G.; "Playing Chess with Destiny"

Caro-Delvaille, Henri (1876-1928); "My wife and her sisters (ma femme et ses souers)" (1904)

Carracci, Ludovico (1555-1619); "I giocatori di scacchi" (1590)  [Berlin, Gemaldegalerie]

Carrier Belleuse, Louis Robert

Carver, Jon; "Chess Players" (1993)

Carver, Jon; "The game of chess" (1994)

Carver, Jon; "Chess board" (1994)

Carver, Jon; "Good vs. Evil" (1994)

Carver, Jon; "Endgame" (1998)

Castiglione, Giuseppe (1829-1908)

Caxton; chess woodcut (1474)

Cederstrom, Ture; "The chess players"

Chalon, Alfred Edward (1780-1860); "Lo scacco matto e vicino"

Chanoir, Jean; "Echecs"

Chauski, Moshe (1935- ); “Chess Players”

Chazov, Vadyn; "Still life with a chess board" (2000)

Chiebowski, Stanislaw (1835-1884); "Chess Players"

Chimento, Laurent (1974- ); “Etinenne Bacrot” (2007)

Chiriac, Daniel

Chocarne-Moreau, Paul; "Une bonne lecon"

Choijiljavin, Baasanjav (1977- ); “entreaty” 2010

Chossat, Jean-Luc; "Jouers d'echecs aux Halles, Paris" (1998)

Christie, Alexander (1901- ?)

Chritchlow, N.B.; "Checkmate" (1947)

Chrzanoska, Jane

Chukur, S.; "Checkmate"

Cikovsky, Nicolai (1894-1938); "Chess" (1936)

Ciucurencu, Alexandru (1903-1977)

Clark, Joseph (1834-1919); "The chess players" (1860)

Claunch, Gerald

Clauson, Randy

Coll, Inma; "El ajedrez turco" (1999)

Comte, Pierre-Charles (1823-1895)

Cook, Cory; "Time Trouble" 

Cook, James (1904-1960); “The Chess Players” (1958)

Corbellini, Luigi (1901-1968)

Cotes, Francis (1726-1770); “portrait of William earle Welby:

Coulier, Henry; “la bataille fut aspre”

Creffield, Dennis; “Chessmen” (1966)

Creifelds, Richard (1853-1939); "The Veterans" (1886)

Cremona, Girolamo da (1467-1473); "The Chess Players" (I giocatori di scacchi)

Critchlow, Michael Bernard (1904- ); "Checkmate" (1947)

Crockwell, Douglass (1904-1968)

Crook, Pamela J (1945- ); “The Chess Players” (1990)

Crook, Pamela J (1945- ); “Chess” (1987)

Croset, Michel; "Echec et mat"

Cruikshank, George (1792-1878); "A Game of Chess" (1835)

Cukier, James (1900-1981); "Chess Players"

da Silva, Vieira (1908-1992); "Jacque Mate" (1949)

Dadd, F; “Those Laugh Who Win” (1885)

Dadd, Richard; "The Child's Problem"

Daini, Augusto; "Scacco matto"

Dali, Salvador (1904-1989)

Damenopfer; Chess pieces

Danhauser, Joseph (1805-1845); “Game of Chess” (1839)

Daniels, William (1813-1880); "Chess Players" (1850?)

Danner, Carole Ann (1955-    ); "Chess Piece" (2006)

Daumier, Honore (1808-1879); "The Chess Player" (1865) [Paris, Musee du Petit Palais]

Daumier, Honore (1808-1879); "Les saltimbanques au repose" (1865)

De Andreis, Alex

De Cornelis, Man; "The Chess Players" (1670)

De Gennaro, Luigi; "Scacco matto alla signora"

De Lara Millares, Juan; "Estudiando ajedrez" (2002)

De Lara Millares, Juan; "La habitacion del ocio"

De Marchi, Agostino; "Stallo del cooro ligneo" (1470)

De Moor, Karel

De Oliveira, Hermelindo; "Xadrez" (1996)

de Pizan, Christine (1364-1430); "Ulysse jouant aux echecs" published in Epitre d'Orthea

De Pietri, Alberto; "Conclusione di una partita a scacchi"

De Siano, Ralph; "Checkmate"

De Vries, Anneke; "Chess piece"

Debras, Louis (1808-1899)

Defragger, Franz (1835-1921); “game of chess”

Del Duca, Claudio; "Partita con gli dei" (1993)

Delacroix, Eugene (1798-1863); "Arabs Playing chess" (1847) [Edinburgh, National Gallery]

Demenchenko, Sergey; "The queen" (1989)

Dent, Rupert; "Checkmate pugs"

Depero, Fortunato (1892-1960); "Buschus" (1937)

Desperet; "Louis Philippe against the Republic"

Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); "The Chess Game" (1896)

Devis, Arthur (1712-1787); “Two Men Playing Chess” [King’s Lynn Town Hall]

Di Pietro, Nicolo, A Scene in the Life of St Augustine

DeVilbiss; "Morphy vs. Lowenthal"

Diehl, Bernd; "Chess to the Lady"

Diehl, Bernd; "Happy Islands"

Diehl, Bernd; "Pandora's box"

Diehl, Bernd; "3rd October Berlin"

Digeon, Dominique (1959-    ); "Alekim Bogolgabov" (1998)

Doering, Adam Lude (1925-    ); "Schach" (2002)

Dominguez, Manuel; "Ajedrez"

Dominguez Perez, Fiz; "Jaque mate"

Dore, Gustav

Douillet-Chevoleau, Raymond; "Checkmate"

Dovaston, Margaret (1884-1955); “Checkmate”

Dovaston, Margaret (1884-1955); “The Chess Game”

Doyle, John; "A Game At Chess: Lord Grey Playing William IV" (1832)

Draper, William (1912-2003)

Drewes, Werner (1899-1985)

Dring, Dennis William (1904-1990); "Off Watch" (1943)

Duboy, M; "Nachtragliche Kritik" (1890)

Dubrov, Boris (1979- ); “jews playing chess” (2007)

Dubrov, Boris (1979- ); “the chess game” (2009)

Duchamp, Gaston Emile (1875-1963) (Jacques Villon); "La partie d'echecs" (1904)

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968); "La Partie d'echecs" (1910) [Philadelphia, Musuem of Art]

Duchamp, Marcel; "Portrait of Chess Players (Portrait de joueurs d'echecs)" (1911) [Philadelphia, Musuem of Art]

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968); "Study for Chess Players" (1911) [New York, Guggenheim Museum]

Duchamp, Marcel (1887-1968); "Joueurs d'echecs" (1911)

Duchamp, Marcel; "King and Queen surrounded by Swift Nudes" (1912)


Duffield, William (1816-1863)

Dulac, Edmund (1882-195)

Duncan, Grant (1885-1978); "Nature morte avec un Matisse" (1971)

Dunlop, Brian; "Chess Players" (2003)

Duran Quintana, Marta; "La partida d'escacs" (2003)

Eakins, Thomas (1844-1916); "The Chess Players" (1876) [New York, Metropolitan Art Museum"

Eberl, Frantisek (1887-1962)

Edelson, Dalgis (1961- ); “World Chess” (2010)

Edridge, Henry; "Chess Player" (1810)

Ekwall, Knut (1843-1912); “proposal”

Elliot, Charles Loring (1812-1868)

Ender, Eduard (1824-1883)

Epstein, Jehudo (1870-1946); "Jews playing chess" (1892)

Erdmann, Otto (1834-1905)

Ergun, Serkan (1980- ); “world champions”

Ernst, Max (1891-1976)

Ernst, Rudolph (1854-1932); "A Game of Chess"

Escher, Maurits Cornelis (1898-1972); “Chessboard”

Esmein, Jeanne; "Hommage a Marcel Duchamp" (1986)

Esparbes, Jean (1899-1968)

Evans, Ingrid; "Knight Moves" 

Evans, Merlyn (1910-1973); "The Chess Players" (1940)

Evans, Merlyn (1910-1973); "The Chess Players" (1951) [London, Tate Gallery]

Eworth, Hans (1520-1574); "Windsor family play chess" (1568)

Factor, Ian (1969-    ); "The chess game" (2003)

Fagin, Imelda (1949-    ); Checkmate (2008)

Falco, Joaquim (1958- ); "Rei amb negre presoner" (2001)

Faven, Antti (1882-1948); “Chess”

Franham, Shelly; "Chess"

Faven, Antti (1882-1948); "Chess"

Felez, Fernando San Martin (1930- ); World Chess Champions (2006)

Fernandez Ramos, Soledad; "Manos sobre blanco y negro" (2004)

Ferrante, Carlo (1840-1908); “A chess problem”

Ferroni, Riccardo (1934-2000); “The Game of Chess” (1986)

Feyerabend, Hans; "Chess figures - castle, king, horse (triptych)" (1999)

Fichel, Benjamin Eugene (1826-1895); "Two men playing chess" (1860)

Fichel, Benjamin Eugene (1826-1895); "The chess game" (1881)

Fichel, Benjamin Eugene (1826-1895);  "The chess game #2" (1882)

Fichel, Benjamin Eugene (1826-1895);  "The chess players"

Fiedler, Otto (1891-1962)

Filatov, Dmitry; "Chess" (2004)

Filigheddu, Mauro; "Torneo di scacchi"

Filla, Emile (1882-1953)

Firdawsi (935-1026); "Tahmuras Defeats the Divs"

Fisher, Samuel Melton (1860-1939); "The Chess Players" (1903) [Liverpool]

Flagg, George Whiting (1816-1897); “The chess-Players – Check Mate” (1836)

Flaxman, Mary Ann (1768-1833)

Florence, Mary Sargant; “Children at Chess” (1903)

Florez Zuleta, Dorian; "jaque" (2001)

Florianni, Oscar; "Xadrez a beira do rio" (2001)

Fluggen, Gisbert (1811-1859)

Foehe, Rolf; "Het Oog" (2002)

Foehe, Rolf; "Schaak" (2003)

Foehe, Rolf; "Levensboom" (2005)

Forintos, Anna (1937- ); “Emanuel Lasker”

Forster Bueno, Manuel; "Concertino per scacchi" (1998)

Foster, Graham; "The chess player"

Fowler, Beryl; “A Young Man Sitting on a Settle Leaning over a Chess Table” (1904)

Fox, Talbert

Fragonard,Theophile (1806-1876)

Frampton, Edward Reginald (1872-1923); "Miranda e Fernando giocano a scacchi"

Francesco di Giorgio Martini; "Giocatori di Scacchi" (1500)

Frangiamore, Salvatore; "Giocatori di Scacchi" (1912)

Frangiamore, Salvatore; "Partita a scacchi"

Franke, Albert Joseph (1860-1924); “Chess Players” and “Deux jouerus d’echecs”


Fraser, Donald Gordon (1921-2003); “The Chess Player” (1954)

Fratta, Marina; "Caissa"

Fratta, Marina; "Pretesto per un ritratto"

Frederick, Judd (1861-1940); "Chess Players" (1891)

Frederik, Kate Herman

Frere, Pierre Edouard (1819-1886)

Fresquet, Josep; "Salutacio final"

Fric, Damijan; "Der fall"

Fric, Damijan; "Der spieler"

Fric, Damijan; "Schach"

Friday, Will; "The Wizard King", "The Royal Knight", "Ruthless Dragon"

Fry, W.T.; "Les Echecs Amoureux" (15th Century)

Fuhrer, Heinz (1957- ); “Chess Match”

Fuller, Dan; "The Chess Players"

Funk, Peter; "Schachfiguren" (2000)

Funk, Peter; "Schachfiguren mit apfel" (2001)

Funk, Peter; "Schachbrett in der nebelschlucht"

Furniss, Harry; "The Knights and Kings of Chess" (1885)  Punch

Gaisser, Jakob (1825-1899); "Musketiere beim Schachspiel"

Gaisser, Jakob (1825-1899); "Une Table de Jeu Improvisee" (1880)

Gallerati, Alberto; "Ritratto di donna con torri"

Gamboa, Consuela; "Chess"

Garinei, Giovanni (1846-?); "Gioco de scacchi"

Gelici, Andrea (1956-    ); "Checkmate"


Gerhard, Adolf (1910-1975)

Gerolamo, Induno (1825-1890); "A Game of Chess" (1881)

Gerome, Jean-Leon (1824-1904); "Arnauts playing chess" (1859) [London, Wallace Collection]

Gerome, Jean-Leon (1824-1904); "The Chess Players" (1898) [Wesleyan University]

Gerome, Jean-Leon (1824-1904); "Almees jouant aux echecs" (1870) [London, Wallace Collection]

Gibson, Charles Dana (1867-1944); "The Greatest Game in the World – His Move" (1903)

Giessel, Wilhelm (1869-1938); “Chess Players in a Tavern”

Gill, Seema (1947- ); “The Players”

Gils, Clifford; "Picasso Knight"

Giola, Frank (1900-?)

Giorgio, Francesco di

Girardot, Ernest Gustave (1831-1911)

Gloskowska, Magdalena (1977- ); “chess player”

Glumcher, Olga (1982- ); “gambit”

Gnedich, Pyotr; "The death of Ivan the Terrible"

Gonin, Francesco; "Famiglia fiamminga"

Gonzales, Juan Antonio (1842-1914)

Good, Thomas Sword (1789-1872)

Goodenow, Earle (1813-?)

Gorban, Igor (1957- ); “Street Chess Play” (2009)

Gorin, Irvin (1952-    ); "Game of Chess" (2001)

Gorin, Irvin (1952-    ); "Before game" (1997)

Gorin, Irvin (1952-    ); "Game" (1998)

Gorin, Irvin (1952-    ); "Chess Player" (1999)

Gow, Andrew

Grant, Duncan (1885-1978); "Still Life" (1971)

Gray, Charles (1808-1892)

Green, Charles (1840-1898); "A Game of Chess" (1874) [John Noot Galleries]

Gris, Juan (1887-1927); "The Chessboard (El tablero de ajedrez)" (1917) [New York, Mordern Art Museum]

Grob, Henry

Gropper, Klaus; "Schachspieler" (2001)

Gropper, William (1897-1977)

Gualtieri, Fernando; "Gioco di scacchi" (1972)

Gualtieri, Fernando; "Scacchi da teatro" (2000)

Guardassoni, Alessandro (1819-1888); "Autoritratto" (1870)  [Bologna, Fondazione Gualandi]

Guerreiro, Miguel; "Ajedrez I" (2004)

Guijarro-Morales, Antonio (1943- ); “Ajedrez 1982” (2004)



Gutauskas, Simonas; "Chess Players" (2001)

Hallstrom, Staffan (1914-1976)

Halonen, Keith (1946- ); "Square One" (1996)

Halonen, Keith; "Concentration" (1993)

Halonen, Keith; "Saturday at Morro Bay" (1997)

Halonen, Keith; "Pope's little two-mover" (1996)

Halonen, Keith; "Pope's big two-mover" (1996)

Hamidouche, Layachi (1947-    ); "Le chemin des clones"

Hamidouche, Layachi; "Couseuse a l'echiquier"

Hamidouche, Layachi; "Tranparence" (1988)

Hamidouche, Layachi; "Les joueurs d'echecs"

Hamidouche, Layachi; “Le Grand Exhiquier”

Hamilton, James (1819-1878); "A Game of Chess"

Hamza, Joseph (1850-1927); "The Chess Players"

Hanseclever, Johan Peter; "Chess Players" (1861)

Hardy, Frederick; "Checkmate" (1872)

Harman, Lauren; "The chess player"

Harper, Rosie; "Jeopardy"

Harper’s Weekly; “The Chess Players” (1874)

Hasenclever,Johann Peter (1810-1853); "The Checkmate!" (1880)

Haupt, Gisela; "Schach dem Konig"

Hausle, Martin (1903-1966); "Schachspieler"

Hayden, Henry (1883-1970); "Still life with ace of clubs and chess pieces" (1919) and “Chess Board in Ochre” (1961)

Haynes, William (1819- ?)

Haynes-Williams, John (1836-1908)

Heckel, Erich (1883-1970)

Heinrich, Issel

Helmreich, Mary; “Chess and Tequila”

Hermann-Paul, Rene-Georges (1864-1945); "Les joueuses d'echecs"

Herpfer, Carl (1836-1897); "The chess players" (1887)

Herzog, Linda; "Draw" (2005)

Heyden, Jacob van der (1573-1645)

Hill, Adrian Graham; “The Chess Players” [Derby Museum]

Hillemacher, Eugene Ernest (1818-1887)

Hofmann, Robert (1889-1987)

Hogfeldt, Robert (1894-1998)

Holden, Thomas; “Chess” (1989)

Hollaender, Alphons; "Paar beim schach" (1862)

Holston, Joseph (1944-    ); "Make your move"

Holston, Joseph (1944-    ); "checkmate" (2003)

Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)

Hope, Laurence (1929- ?)

Horsley, John Calcott (1817-1903); "Checkmate next move" (1862)

Horvat, Milan; "Chess pieces" (2001)

Horvath, Werner; "Schach" (1977)

Houghton, Arthur Boyd (1836-1875); "The brother and sister of the artist playing chess"

Howard, Wolf; "Being on the dole is like playing chess with Hitler"

Hoy, Jill; "Chess game"

Hu, Santos; "Bodegon de ajedrez" (2004)

Hubert, Jean (1721-1786); "Voltaire playing chess" (1775)

Hudon, Normand (1929-1997)

Hughes, Patrick

Hummel, Eugen (1812-?)

Hummel, Johann Erdmann (1769-1852); "Die Schachpartie in Palais Voss" (1818)

Humphrey, G.; "A Check" (1825)

Humphrey, Ozias (1742-1810)

Husty, Karin; "The King"

Husty, Karin; "The Queen"

Husty, Karin; "Checkmate"

Huysmans, Jan-Baptist

Hyde, John (1846-1927); "Mate in one move" (1871)

Iglehart, Elizabeth; "the only way to win"

Illustrated London News; "Chess Celebrities" (1855)

Induno, Gerolamo (1825-1890); "La Partita a Scacchi" (1881)  [Milan, Galleria d'Arte Moderna]

Ingles, Josep; "Dubtes"

Irving, John (1826-1877); "The end of the game" (1876)

Isart, Anna; "Del escacs a l'eternitat"

Isastia, Mariella; "Vinti" (1991)

Isastia, Mariella; "Infinito" (1991)

Isastia, Mariella; "Improvviso" (1999)

Isastia, Mariella; "Approdo" (2004)

Isastia, Mariella; "Inquietudine" (2004)

Ishinan; "Kishsh Malik (Checkmate)" (1998)

Israels, Isaac (1865-1934); The Chess Players

Jacklin, Bill (1943- ); "The chess players" (1986)

Jarecka, Kamila (1984- ); “chess game”

Jenkins, Justin (1971- ); “the anatomization of the laws of chess”

Jensen, Jan; "Endless chess"

Jespers, Floris (1889-1965)

Jimenez, Jonathan; "Ajedrez" (2001)

Jindrich, Styrsky (1899-1942); "Paysage d'echecs" (1925)

Johannot, Alfred (1800-1837)

Johansson, Ragnar; "Samspel" (1982)

Johanson de Terry, Paloma; "Figurines de ajedrez"

Jorgensen, Carina (1987- ); “Garry Kasparov” (2008)  Bobby Fischer”

Joyce, Ena; "Tea after Chess"

Juan de Carrion

Jully, Denis; "Checkmate"

Jung, Moriz; "Wiener cafe Die Schachspieler" (1911)

Kalinovsky, Marina (1961- ); "Chess players"

Kalinovsky, Marina (1961- ); “Castling” 

Kalinovsky, Marina; “The Queen is the most powerful piece on the board”

Kandinsky, Vassily (1866-1944); "Composizione sul gioco degli scacchi"

Kandinsky, Vassily (1866-1944); "Schach-Theorie" (1937)

Kandl, Lukas; "Echec et mat" (2003)

Kasparavicius, Kestutis; “Parrots 06”

Kate, Herman Frederik (1822-1891)

Katorgin, Aleck; "Chess #1" (2002)

Katorgin, Aleck; "Chess #2"

Katouzian, Morteza (1943- ); “Chess Game” (1991)

Katzenstein, Louis (1822-1907)

Kaufmann, Isidore (1853-1921); “The Chess Player”

Kayser, Jean-Paul (1869-1942); “Jouant aux echecs” (1925)

Kelly, Leon (1901-1982)

Kelly, Maureen; "Knight on the Rim"

Kessel, Ferdinand van (1648-1696)

Khoroshy, Eduard (1931- ); “Playing Chess in Mikhailovsky Garden” (1950)

Kilburne, George (1839-1924); "A Game of Chess #1"

Kilburne, George (1839-1924); "A Game of Chess #2"

Kimpe, Reimond (1885-1970); "De zusjes" (1960)

Kirchner, Albert Emil (1814-1885)

Kirchner, Ernest Ludwig (1880-1938); “Erich Heckel and Otto Mueller Playing Chess” (1913)

Kirchner, Otto (1887-1960)

Kitzig, Alfred (1902-1964); “Zwei Schachspieler”

Klee, Paul (1879-1940); "Chess" (1931)

Klee, Paul (1879-1940); "Great Chess Chess" (1931) [Zurich, Kunstmuseum]

Klimsch, Eugen Johann Georg (1839-1896)

Knoop, August (1856-1900); "Edelmann beim schach" and  Playing Chess”

Koekkoek, Barend Cornelis (1803-1862)

Kokhal, V.V.; "Still Life with Chess" (1992)

Kolossi, Ferenc; "Die schachpartie" (1902)

Konecny, Bohumil (1918-1990)

Kopman, Benjamin (1887-1965)

Koppay, Joseph; "In Gedanken"

Korosty, Michael (1973- ); “Chesstheft” (2004)

Koselitz, Rudolf (1861-1948); "Schachspieler" (1910)

Kostabi, Mark; "The Final Sacrifice" (1993)

Kostabi, Mark; "Third World Order" (1991)

Kostabi, Mark; "Concentration" (1994)

Kostabi, Mark; "White to move and draw" (1995)

Kostabi, Mark; "Grandmasters at work" (1995)

Kostabi, Mark; "Alekhine defense" (1995)

Kostabi, Mark; "Zugzwang" (1995)

Kostabi, Mark; "Keeping it up" (1999)

Kostabi, Mark; "Slow homecoming" (2001)

Kotin, Albert (1907-1980); "Chess player"

Kovrigo, Sergey; "Ratsherren beim schach"

Kozlowski, Joe (1945- ); “Confrontation” “The Knights” “The Prelude” “Dark Knight”

Kratzer, Hans; "Game in nothing" (1926)

Kratzer, Karl von (1827-1903)

Kraus, Friedrich (1826-1894)

Kretschmer, Marian (1983- ); “battle with susi”

Krikhatzsky, Vladimir; "Boys Playing Chess"

Kruger; "On an old Polish Estate" (1872)

Krutov, Nikolai (1953- ); “Rabot Chudozhinka”

Kubinyi, Adrienn; "Chess in the bath" (2005)

Kubinyi, Adrienn; "Chess" (2005)

Kuder, Kevin; "The Chess Players" (2001)

Kuder, Kevin; "The King" (2001)

Kulakov, Aleksey; "Duell" (2005)

Kunz, Jean-Claude; "Echec a la Dame" (2001)

Kurasov, Georgy (1958-    ); "Chess"

Kush, Vladimir; "Chess"

Kutyur, Yuri (1979- ); “Schach”

La Caravage (1571-1610); “Ecole du”

Lacy, Tom; "St. Petersburg chess players"

Lai, Nevasa

Landini, Andrea; "Indecisione"

Landwehr, Curt (1920-1988)

Lange, Fridrich (1909-1952)

Laquay, Willelm Joseph (1738-1798); "Die Schachspieler" (1780)

Larratt, Shannon (1973- ); “Fool’s Mate” (2007)

Laska, John; "Tournament at Recess"

Lassen, Hans August (1857-1904); "Drei junge herren beim schach" (1885)

Lassen, Hans; "Drei herran beim schach" (1900)

Lassen, Hans; "Drei schachspieler mit langen tonpfeifen" (1901)

Lassen, Hans; "Vier offiziere beim spiel" (1929)

Lavery, John (1856-1941); "The Chess Players" (1929) [London, Tate Gallery]

Law, Stephanie Pui-Mun (1976- ); “chessmates”

Lawrence, Jacob (1917-2000); “Two Builders Playing Chess” (1996)

Le Quoc Viet (1972- ); “human chess, Xiangqi”

Leeming, Thomas (1788-1822); “Hereford Chess Society” (1815) [Hereford Museum and Art Gallery]

Leidecker, Eric; "Chess"

Leland, Charles Godfrey (1824-1903)

Leleux, Armand-Alexandre (1818-1885)

Lenci, Anibal Lopez (1966-    ); "Alexandra Kosteniuk" (2008)

Lenhart, Franz (1898-1992)

Leroux, Etienne; "Esquisse pour Les echecs" (1998)

Leroux, Etienne; "Les echecs"

Lesrel, Adolphe (1839-1921); "The Game of Chess" (1895)

Lesrel, Adolphe (1839-1921); "An Interesting Game" (1898)

Lesrel, Adolphe (1839-1921); "The Chess Players" (1910)

Levi, Dorit (1952-    ); "Chess Players"

Lewis, John Frederick (1805-1876)

Leyden, Lucas van (1494-1533); "The Game of Chess" (1508)

Lhuillier, Charles Marie (1824-1898); “The Turkish Café”

Liepke, Malcom; "Chess Players"

Lindner, Richard (1901-1978)

Linton, Jay (1904-1960)

Llewellyn, Kevin (1972- ); “African chess game” “Gary Kasparov”

Lomovtzev, Konstantin; "The Queen"

Lonsdale, James (1777-1839); “The Chess Players” [Nottingham Museum]

Loo, van

Lopez de Silanes, Eugenio; "Ajedrez"

Louis, Robert Carrier Belleuse (1848-1913); "Jouers d'echecs"

Louise de Savoie

Loyeax, Chalres Antoine Joseph (1823-1898)

Ludovico, Carracci (1555-16190; "The Game of Chess" (1590)

Lyamkin, Alexander; "The end" (2005)

MacBryde, Robert; “The Chess Player” (1944)

Mackay, W; "Howard Staunton" (1883)

Maclise, Daniel (1806-1870)

Madia, Anna; "Butterfly"

Madia, Anna; "Gli scacci"

Maes, Nicolaes (1634-1693)

Maestra, Salvador; Comenca la batalla"

Magritte, Rene (1898-1967); "Echecs et Mat" (1926)

Mainds, Allan; "A lesson in chess" (1931) [Newcastle, Laing Art Gallery]

Majrowski, Zdzislaw; “Chess Player”

Makart, Hans (1840-1884)

Maldarelli, Salvatore; "Partita a scacchi" (1897)

Makovsky, Konstantin (1839-1915); "The death of Ivan the Terrible"

Man, Cornelius de (1621-1706); "The Chess Players" (1670) [Budapest, Szepmuveszeti Muzeum]

Mander, Karel van (1548-1906); "The Chess Picture" (1604)

Manolova, Maya; “Chess”

Marcoussis, Louis (1883-1941)

Margulies, Joseph; "At a Paris Chess Club"

Markin, Andrew; "Chess Game" (2003)

Markous, L. Casimir; "Still life with chess board" (1912) [Paris, Modern Art National Museum]

Mainds, Allan (1881-1945)

Marais-Milton, Victor (1872-1948); “Checkmate” or “Cardinals Playing Chess”

Markowicz, Arthur (1872-1934); “Jewish Rabbis Playing Chess” (1926)

Marta, L; "Costumi della festa de S. Maesta" (1854)

Marlet, Jean-Henri (1771-1847); "The Staunton - Saint-Amant Match" (1843)

Martchenko, Tatiana (1918- ); “Children Playing Chess” (1956)

Martin, Barry

Martin, Fritz (1809-1895)

Martin, Larry; “Checkmate”

Martins de Barros, Andre; "Mat" (1985)

Mason, Frank Herbert (1921-2009); “Chess Game” (1985)

Massaioli, Andrea; "Scacchi" (1987)

Massarotti, Raffaele; "Board of the back of the painting" (1950)

Matar, Joseph; "Chess players" (1994)

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954); "La famille du peintre" (1911)

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954); "Femme a cote d'un echiquier" (1928)

Matisse, Henri (1869-1954); "Odalisques" (1928)

Matsch, Franz von (1861-1942); “Leonardo da Vinci playing chess with his muse” (1895)

Matta, Roberto (1912-2002); "Giocatori de scacchi" (1954)

Matthews, Kenneth (1908-1994); “Checkmate” (1947)

May, Edward (1824-1887); "Lady Howe mating Benjamin Franklin"

McCall, Brian

McCracken, Ken; "Chess Queen" (2004)

McEwen, Walter; "The Chess Players" (1900)

McIntosh, Mimi; "Passed Pawn", "Doubled on the Seventh", "Knight Out"

McIntosh, Mimi; "Fool's Mate"

Mckee, David; "Elmer and Wilbur play chess"

McLaughlin, Charlotte (1984- ); “chess players” (2008)

Mead, Dorothy (1928-1975); "Chessboard" (1958) [London, Tate Gallery]

Meckenem, Israhel von (1445-1503); “Death Playing chess with a King”

Meert, Joseph (1905-1990); "Chess piece" (1945)

Megert, Rudolf; "Surrealistic chess game" (1979)

Meissonier, Jean-Louis-Ernest (1815-1891); "The Chess Players" (1856)

Meissonier, Jean-Louis-Ernest (1815-1891); "The Chess Players #2" (1863)

Meissonier, Jean-Louis-Ernest (1815-1891); "The Chess Players #3"

Meitner, Eric

Melton Fischer, Samuel; "Chess Player"

Melvin, Patricia; "Tad, Playing Chess" (2005)

Mennel, Jakob; “schachtzabel spiel openheym”

Menzel, Adolph (1815-1905); "A Game of Chess" (1836) [Hannover, Landesmuseum]

Messier, Emmanuelle; "Echec"

Metsu, Gabriel (1629-1667)

Metzinger, Jean (1883-1956); "Le Soldat a la partie d'echecs" (Soldier at a game of Chess) (1916) [Chicago, University Museum of Art]

Micarelli, Clement; "The chess players"

Middleton, Thomas; "A Game At Chess" (1624)

Mielich, Hans; "Albert Duc de baviere avec son epouse" (1552)

Mieris the Elder, Frans van (1635-1681)

Millet, Azalea (1969- ); “Chess”

Milshtein, Zwy (1934- ); “Igor” (2003)

Mirocznyk, Gabriel (1959- ); "Ajedrez #1" (1998)

Mirocznyk, Gabriel; "Ajedrez #2" (1998)

Mirocznyk, Gabriel; "Ajedrez #3" (2000)

Mirocznyk, Gabriel; "Ajedrez #4" (2000)

Mirocznyk, Gabriel; "Ajedrez #5" (2003)

Mizrahi, Isaac; "Checkmate" (1987)

Moeller, Louis Charles (1855-1930); "Game of Chess" and “Amis”

Moeller, Otto (1883-1964); "Joueurs d'echecs" (1922)

Molenauer, Jan Miense (1610-1668)

Moller, Hans (1905-2000)

Montlack, Edith (1914-2003); “The Chess Match”

Moor, Carel de (1656-1738)

Moore, William J. (1817-1909)

Moormans, Frans; “A Game of Chess” (1862)

Mopp, Maximilian (1885-1954); "Chess with Emanuel Lasker" (1942)

Mor, Anthonis (1519-1576); "von Sachsen playing chess with a Spanish nobleman" (1549)

Morandi, Anna; "Evasioni"

Morandi, Anna; "Cavallo di Volterra"

Moreau, Adrien (1843-1946); “game of chess”

Moreau, Jean-Michel (1741-1814)

Morales, Antonio; "Ajedrez 1982" (2004)

Morant, Keith (1944- ); "Statagem I"

Morant, Keith (1944- ); "Statagem II"

Moreau (1843-1946); "Partie d'echecs"

Moritz, Daniel; "Lavater and Lessing visit Moses Mendelssohn" (1856)

Moritz, Daniel; "The kindling of the Hanukkah lights" (1880)


Morton, Davis; "Endgame" (1992)

Moser, Branka; "Ohne titel" (2004)

Mouly, Marcel; "Checkmate"

Mouly, Marcel; "Joueurs d'echecs #1"

Mouly, Marcel; "Joueurs de'echecs #2" (1973

Mouly, Marcel; "Grande table a jeux"

Mouly, Marcel; "Guitare et echiquier"

Mouly, Marcel; "Table aux jeux" (2000)

Mowbray, Henry Siddons (1858-1928); "A Game of Chess"

Moynihan, Rodrigo (1910-1990); “Three Soldiers Playing Chess”

Muelich, Hans (1515-1573); "Albert, Duc de Baviere affronte son epouse aux echecs" (1552)

Mueller, William James (1812-1845); “Arabs Playing Chess” (1843)

Muhlig, Meno (1823-1873)

Muhr, Julius (1819-1865)

Muijs, Govert (1956- ); “Schaak”

Munoz-Degrain, Antonio (1840-1924)

Munt, Descals; "Escac i mat"

Murphy, Bill; "Chess game"

Mussini, Luigi (1813-1888); "A Chess match at the Court of Spain (Il Puttino alla corte del Re di Spagne)" (1883)

Musurus, Paul (1840-1927); “a bearded man playing chess”

Naumann, Carl-Georg (1827-1902)

Nay, Ernst (1902-1968)

Neal, David (1838-1915); "The Sultan Saladin and his sister Sittah" (1892)

Neff, Edith (1943-1995)

Nelson, Leonard (1912-1993)

Neubert, Willi (1920-2011); “Schachspieler” (Chessplayer)

Neubert, Willi (1920-2011); “Chess Player and Robot” (1981)

Newman, S; "Checkmate"

Niesiolowski, Tymon (1882-1965)

Nilson, Johann; “the chessgame”

Nisar, Ron; "One Man Chess Game"

Nista, Gabriel; "Jague mate" (1999)

Nista, Gabriel; "El eterno juego de vivir" (2000)

Nogaevskaya, E.; "Composition with chess"

Noibert, Willy; "Chess player"

Northcote, James (1746-1831); “Chess Players”

Nouy, Jean (1842-1923)

Novi, Giuseppe; "Frammenti di verita" (2003)

Ocampo, Octavio; "Jague Mate"

Ociepka, Teofil (1891-1978)

Olis, Jan (1610-1676)

Ollier-Lopez, Betty (1960-    ); "La Simultanee" (2006)

Ollier-Lopez, Betty (1960-    ); “Matarabe” (2010)

Ollier-Lopez, Betty; “La briseuse” “Pandora chess-box” “Abandon acquiesce”

Olmedo, Cristobal; "Rey blanco gana" (2004)

Ologeanu, Mirel (1982- ); “blue chess – cubist painting”

Oppenheim, Moritz Daniel (1800-1882); "Moses Mendelssohn discutant avec Gotthold Ephraim Lessing" (1860)

Oppenheimer, Maximilian (1885-1954); “The Chess-Players” (1916)

Oppenheimer, Maximilian (1885-1954); "Die Schachpartie" (1920s)

Orchardson, William Quiller (1832-1910); "Mrs. Charles Moxom" (1875)

Orpen, William (1878-1931); “The Chess Players” (1902)

Orpen, William (1878-1931); “Chess”

Ortega, Jose; "Chess"

Osborne Co,; "Old Heads Are Best" (1900)

Osternig, Lou; "Chess"

Ovchinnikov, Vladimir; "Triptych: Chess End-game" (1999)

Ovchinnikov, Vladimir; "Silver Chess" (2002)

Oyens, Pieter (1842-1894); “the chess players”

Padovanino (1588-1648); "Mars jouant aux echecs avec Venus" (1630)

Palmer, Grace; "Caracal plays chess with Ethiopian wolf"

Palucha, Jacek (1966- ); “checkmate for a robot” (2005)

Papa, Vincenzo; "Scacco matto"

Parker, Norman; "A Game of Chess"

Parkes, Michael (1944- ); “Chessgame” (2006)

Partridge, John (1790-1872)

Pascutti, Antonio (1832-1892)

Paton, Joseph Noel (1821-1901)

Paul, Eugene (1895-1975)

Pavelic, Myfanwy; "Double Reflection" (1976)

Payen, Glenn (1962- ); "A very, very friendly game of chess" (2004)

Peczely, Antal (1881-1944); "Arabs playing chess"

Peel, Belinda; "Always to" (2005)

Pegram, Alfred Henry; "Fool's Mate!" (1896)

Pelaez, Angeles; "Preparando la partida"

Pelaez, Angeles; "Fuera de juego" (2004)

Pella, Filippo (1886- ?); "Partita a scacchi" (1925)

Penusliski, Ilija (1947-    ); "Capa Said it was a Draw!"

Penusliski, Ilija (1947-    ); "Self Portrait With a Chess Board"

Penusliski, Ilija (1947-    ); “Homage to Lasker”

Perigois, Nicolas; "Les joueurs d'echecs" (2004)

Perrot, Franck; "Jouers d'echecs" (2001)

Petzl, Joseph (1803-1871)

Pezzotti, Diego; "Scacchi" (2002)

Philips, Charles (1708-1747)

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973)

Picou, Henri Pierre (1824-1895)

Pictor, Albertus (1440-1507); “Death Playing Chess.”

Pinggera, Heinz (1900-?)

Piotrkowsky, Betina; "Chess series" (2003)

Pitchforth, Roland; “Chess Players” (1928)

Pla, David; "Sense nom"

Plante, Isabelle; "Echecs et Mat"

Plenkner, Michaela; "Laufer" (2002)

Plenkner, Michaela; "Bauern bunt" (2002)

Plenkner, Michaela; "Turme" (2002)

Plenkner, Michaela; "Bauern" (2002)

Plenkner, Michaela; "Schachfiguren" (2002)

Plenkner, Michaela; "Turm/Springer" (2002)

Pobes Cots, Eduard de; "Sense titol"

Policja, Juta (1965- ); “Blue Chess” “Women’s World” “Alpha & Omega”

Pomi, Alessandro (1890-1970); "La Partita a scacchi"

Poor, Henry (1888-1970); "The chess game" (1940)

Portielje, Gerard (1856-1929); "Avec le jeu d'echecs" and “The Chess Players” (1902)

Postash, Igor; “Future Talk on Four Kings” “Cheating of the White Queen”

Pourbus de Oudere, Frans (1545-1581)

Poyser, Victoria; "The Bishop and the Queen"

Prahl, Hildur Nilsen (1855-1940); "Sjakk matt i 3 trekk (check mate in 3 moves)" (1885)

Prieschenfried, Heinrich Alosie; "Beim Schachspiel" (1902)

Probst, Carl (1854-1924); "The Chess Match" (1902)

Prokopljevic, Jovan; "The Little Man"

Pronaszko, Zbigniew (1885-1958)

Pujol, Ernest; "Campionat d'escacs"

Puni, Ivan (1894-1956)

Purcell, Kristian (1979- ); “the chess player” (2009)

Raeburn, Henry (1756-1823)

Raimondi, R.; "Giocando a scacchi con il cardinale"

Randall, Carl; "Chess" (1994)

Rasera, Pierre; "Lampe a petrole et jeu d'echecs"

Rasera, Pierre; "Jeu d'echecs, bilboquet lampe pideon"

Rasera, Pierre; "Je d'echecs, lampe et chateau de cartes"

Rasera, Pierre; "Lilas, carafe et jeu d'echecs"

Rasera, Pierre; "Pallas, lahire et caisa"

Rauch, Georg; "Chess players"

Rauch, Georg; "Chess players at the cafe"

Raunacher, Johann Baptist (1705-1757); "Eine Schachpartie" (1755)

Ray, Man (1890-1977)


Redaut de Mont

Rehder, Elke (1953- ); “Stefan Zweig The Royal Game”

Reid, Robert (1920-1998)

Relat, Jaume; "Coronacio"


Renaud de Montaubon; “Partie d’echecs degenerant en assassinat”

Renaud, Jean; "Echec aux fous" (1980)

Renner, Ilse; "Madchen mit schachfigur"

Renowitsky, Percy Ernst (1867- ?); “Older Clergyman Playing a Game of Chess Against Himself.”

Reshetnikov, Fyodor (1906-1988); “The Chess Problem”

Retzsch, Moritz August (1779-1857); "Man vs Mephistopheles"

Ricci, Arturo (1854-1919); “The Game of Chess”

Rice Kathleen (1942- ); “The Masquerade Conundrum” (2011)

Richard, Fleury-Francois (1777-1852)

Richier, Marc; "Les mois - Fevrier, reflexion"

Richier, Marc; "Les mois - Auot, reflexion"

Richier, Marc; "Les mois - Novembre, agressivite"

Richter, Christian (1587-1661); "Johann Friedrich der Grossmutge" (1650)

Rigo, Arrigo del (1908-1932)

Ripstein, Jacqueline; "Cosmic chess game"

Ritchie, John (1846-1875); “a game of chess” (1974)

Robertie, Kim (1950- ); “Winning Strategy”

Roberts, William (1895-1980); “Joueurs d’echecs” (1930)

Rockwell, Norman (1894-1978); “April Fool” (1943)

Rodriguez, Luis Jacobo Alvarez (1930-1977); "Jaque mate" (1975)

Rodriguez, Manuel; "Chess players"

Roger, Suzanne (1899-1986)

Rogge, Ernst Friedrich Wilhelm (1829-1908)

Rogge, Hendrik Cornelius (1831-1905)

Romano, Daniela (1947); "Abete di Natale"

Romano, Daniela (1947); “Partita a scacchi”

Ronner-Knip, Henriette (1821-1909)

Roos, Celine

Roosevelt, Jose; "Study for chess game"

Roosevelt, Jose; "The chessboard"

Roosevelt, Jose; "Chess game"

Rorbye, Martinius Christian W. (1803-1848); "Orientals playing chess in front of a Cafe" (1845)

Rosati, Giulio (1858-1917); "The Chess Players (Giocatori di scacchi)"

Rosenbaum, Anthony (    -1888); "Group of Chess Players" (1880)

Rothwell, Elaine B.; "Pawn Pun"

Rothwell, E.B.; "Drawn Game"

Rothwell, E.B.; "Game of the Century"

Rothwell, E.B.; "White's Greens"

Rothwell, E.B.; "Black's Blues"

Rothwell, E.B.; "Checkmate"

Rothwell, E.B.; "King Pin"

Rothwell, E.B.; "B-Q3"

Rothwell, E.B.; "The Roockery"

Rowlandson, Thomas (1756-1827); "The Chess Players"

Roybet, Ferdinand (1840-1920); "Musketeers playing chess in a tavern" (1991) [Tokyo, National Museum of Art]

Rozot, Isabelle; "Checkmate" (2004)

Rozot, Isabelle; "Starfish" (2004)

Rubinstein, Abby (1928- ); “Chess Players”

Rudin, Jerome; "Echecs"

Rusticien, Guiron Courtois, “Arthur playing chess”

Rynecki, Moshe (1881-1943); "Chess Table" (1935)

Rynecki, Moshe (1881-1943); "Chess Players" (1935)

Sadler, Walter; "The chess game" (1882)

Sadler, Walter; "Mated"

Sadler, Walter; "Parson and Squire"

Sage, Kay (1898-1963)

Sala, Emilio (1911-1975)

Sales, Francisco; "Tablero y caballo" (1974)

Samoilenko (1950- ); “Leisure and recreation of the Soviet people”

Sani, Alessandro (1856-1927); “A Welcome Break From a Game of Chess” (1881)

Sanjuan, Chelin; "Ajedrez"

Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925); "The Chess Game" (1907) [New York, Harvard Club]

Sargent, John Singer (1856-1925); "Dolce far niente" (1907) [Brooklyn Museum of Art]

Savides, Nick; "Chess players" (1988)

Savluc, Boris (1938-2011); “Chess Game under the Willows” (2011)

Savtchenko, Serhiy (1972-    ); "chess and chairs" (2005)

Scheeres, Hendricus Johannes (1829-1864)

Schiele, Egon (1890-1918)

Schipkov, Boris; "Petrov's Defense.  Red Knight" (2001)

Schleicher, Carl; "Monks playing chess"

Schonfeld, Ludwig (1882-?)

Schroder, Albert; "La partita a scacchi"

Schultz, Dana (1976- ); “chess” (2008)

Schwartz, Henry (1927-    ); "The Chess Players" (1958)

Schwartze, Teresa; "La partita a scacchi" (1852)

Schwarz, Viatchelslav (1838-1869); "Scene from the domestic life of the tsar" (1865) [St. Petersburg, State Russian Museum]

Schulz-Brieson, Eduard (1831-1891)

Schutz, Johann Wilhelm (1814-1878)

Schwartz, Henry (1927-2009); “The Chess Players” (1958)

Schwartz, Viatchelslav (1838-1869); “scene de la vie interieure des tsars russes” (1865)

Schwitters, Kurt (1887-1948); "Portrait of Dr. George Ainslie Johnston"

Sebba, Siegfried (1897-1975)

Seidman, Katha; "Chess Game"

Selenus, Gustavus (1579-1666); "Das Schach-oder Konig-spiel" (1616)

Seligman, Lincoln (1950- ); “Chess Game”

Semenovitch, Semiatchkin; "Game of Chess" (1970)

Semushin, Alexander (1952-    ); "Chess Players" (1992)

Sen, Abani (1905-1972); "Chess Players

Serra, Enrique (1859-1918); “The Chess Players” (1889)

Serra, Luigi (1846-1888); "Annibale Bentivolglio jouant aux echecs" (1870)

Serra Sangra, Josep; "Campio"

Serrao, Roberto; "Senza titolo" (1992)

Setterberg, Carl (1897-1983)

Sewell, Krista; "Check mate"

Sgarra, Robert (1959-    ); "La Partie d'echecs" (2000)

Shahal, Hagit; "The chess box" (2003)

Sheadu, Garry; "Checkmate"

Shemza, Anwar Jalal; “Chessmen One” (1961)

Shin, Yun-bok; "Chess"

Shlykov, Dmitry (1980- ); “the passage of time”

Shuback, Jeremy; "The Game" (2004)

Shvarts, V.; "The Tzar Playing Chess"

Shvelidze, Bezhan (1929); "Time trouble; chess play"

Sickert, Walter

Siegerist, Cristina (1965- ); “Chess Players”

Silvestre, Xavier; "Checkmate" (1985)

Simitierre, Pierre Eugene du (1736-1784)

Simon, Horsin Deon (1812-1882); “La Café de Regence” (1874)

Singier, Gustave (1909-1984)

Singleton, Henry (1766-1839)

Simonetti, Amedeo; "Giocatori di scacchi"

Skoko, John; "Tilt" (2002)

Skoko, John; "Your move" (2003)

Skopin, Vadim; "Static still life: at a chess players" (1992)

Slock, Iris

Smilstein, Harry; "White to play and win" (1980)

Solakian, Vatche; "The game" (2004)

Solnon, Daniel; "L'Echiquier"

Soltau-Suhrlandt, Pauline (1833-1902)

Sorbi, Raffaello; "Osteria a Fiesole" (1889)

Sorbi, Raffaello; "Osteria all'aperto" (1892)

Sosabravo, Alfredo (1930- ); “Jugando ajedrez” (2008)

Sotskova, Lena; "Violin and chess"

Souza, F.; "Untitled (chess)"

Spa, David (1901-1998); "Sense Nom"

Sphicas, Nicholas (1961-    ); "24.Ng5!!  1-0" (1992)

Sphicas, Nicholas (1961-    ); “Flank Opening” (1998)

Sphicas, Nicholas (1961-    ); “Opening-Middle-Endgame” (1996)

Spitzer, Jim

Sporting Magazine; "Philidor Playing Blindfold at Parsloe's" (1794)

Steimer, Sabine; "Schach" (2005)

Stepanyan, Grant (1918-1980); “The Game of Chess” (1946)

Stepanova, Varvara (1894-1958)

Stephens, Bill; “Checkmate”

Stephens, Kate; "The Chess Player"

Stephenson, J; "Paul Morphy"

Stilton, Peter; "Chess court promenade"

Stilton, Peter; "Sir Winslow and Spencer defend the faith"

Stoddard, Alice (1885-1976); "Chess players"

Stone, Frank (1800-1859)

Stone, J.; "Check to the Queen"

Stoskopff, Sebastien (1597-1657)

Strandberg, Gabirel; "Portrait of Alexander Alekhine"

Strino, Gianni; "Giocatori di scacchi"

Stuart, Gilbert Charles (1755-1828)

Studnicki, Juliusz (1906-1978); “Eveque jouant aux echecs avec le Diable” (1963)

Studnicki, Juliusz (1906-1978); Bishop playing chess with the devil

Suardo, Giovanni; "An Elegant Couple Playing Chess" (1375)

Sultanov, Yuri (1975- ); “chess”

Sumner, Maud Frances Eyston (1902-1985); "Chess"

Suvorova, Olga (1966- ); “a game of chess”

Swartz, Veaceslaw

Sykes, Steven; “A man and a woman playing chess at a table” (1950)

Tafani, Emilio; “A Quiet Night, Air Raid Wardens Playing Chess”

Talbot, W.H. Fox; Chess daguerreotype (1840)

Talboys, Agnes Augusta; “Cats and Chess Board”

Tanaka, Akira (1918-1982); “The Game of Chess” (1964)

Tanning, Dorothea; "End game" (1944)

Tanguay, Yves

Tanning, Dorothea; "A Game of Chess" (1947)

Taubert, Gustav Friedrich Amalius (1755-1839)

Taulbut, John; "Hastings" (1979)

Taus, Vaclav (1983- ); “chess player”

Taylor, Joanne (1952-    ); "Chess jester"

Taylor, Martin

Telake, Arif (1948- ); "De Volgende zet" (the next move) (1985)

Teneh-Tannenbaum, Yoel (1889-1973); "Men Playing Chess" (1957)

Tenniel, John; "The Chess Players" (illustration in Alice in Wonderland)

Teniers, Abraham (1629-1670)

Thecla, Julia (1896-1973)

Thibodeau, Eric; "Echec a la reine"

Thompson, Richard Earl (1914-1991); "Concentration"

Tisch, Lawrence

Tischbein, Anton (1720-1784)

Tischbein, Johann Heinrich W. (1751-1829); "Konradin of Swabia and Friederich of Baden awaiting sentence" (1785)

Tissot, James (1836-1902)

Tobey, David (1954-    ); "The Chess Match" (2007)

Todd, James; "Art of Chess"

Tokareva, Olga; "Chess" (2004)

Tommasi Ferroni, Riccardo; "Una partita a scacchi" (1986)

Tordi, Sinibaldo; "Partita a scacchi"

Torrallardona, Carlos (1913-1986)

Torrent. Jose Mongrell (1870-1937); "Mosqueteros jugando al ajedrez" (1894)

Traversi, Gaspare (1722-1770); "Rissa"

Treisman, Elaine; "The chess players"

Trevisan, Carlo; "Marina con scacchi"


Trofimovitch, Gennady (1937-2000); “Les Echecs dans le pre” (1987)

Troost, Cornelis (1697-1750)

Truppe, Karl (1887-1959); "Vita Victrix" (1942)

Truppe, Karl (1887-1959); "Schachspiel mit dem Tod"

Tschikowa, Tatjana; "Schach" (2003)

Tschikowa, Tatjana; "Spiel" (2003)

Tullat, Lucie (1895-?)

Tuthill, Abraham (1776-1843)

Ughi, Segio; "Partita a scacchi" (1981)

Ughi, Segio; "Il bianco abbandona" (2002)

Ulisse; "La soluzione"

Unknown; "An Evening of Chess" (18th Century)

Vaarberg, Johannes (1825-1871)

Vagnini, Noelia; "Ajedrez" (2005)

Vago, Sandor (1887-1946)

Vaisman, Alexander; "Chess" (1995)

Valderrama, Esteban (1892-1964)

Valentinovna, Rufova; "Fiori e scacchi" (1998)

Valera, Merce; "Caida" (1998)

Vallely, John B; “The Sons of Usnach at Chess” [U of Edinburgh]

Vamosi, Tamas; "Sakk"

Van Beek, Mietje; "Schachspieler" (1982)

van Delft, Dirk; "Royal Family Playing Chess" (1400)

Van der Werff, Adriann

Van Leyden, Lucas (1494-1533); "Die schachpartie" (1508)

Van Manders, Karl; "Jonson and Shakespeare playing at chess" (1604)

Vanloo, Charles Amedee Philippe (1719-1795)

Van tol, Rene (1958- ); “Schakers” (2001)

Varotari, Alessandro (1588-1648); "Marte gioca a scacchi con Venere" (1630)

Vasarely, Victor (1908-1997); "The Chess Board" (1935)

Vasnetsov, Youri (1900-1973); "Nature morte avec un echiquier" (1927)

Vassover, Varda (1900-?)

Vautier, Benjamin (1829-1898); "Die schachpartie"

Venturini, Steve

Verdu, Flor; "Puzzle ajedrecistico"

Verhoeven-Bell, Adrien Joseph (1824-1882); “A lesson in chess”

Verkolje, Jan (1650-1693)

Verkolje, Nicolaas (1673-1693)

Vermehren, Johan Frederik (1823-1910)

Vermeyen, Jan Cornelisz (1500-1559); "Von Sachsen playing chess with a spanish noble" (1549)

Vernizzi, Luca; "Torneo de scacchi" (1973)

Verona, Liberale da; "The game of chess" (1480)

Vibert, Jehan Georges (1840-1902)


Viegener, Eberhard (1890-1967); "Stilleben mit spielkarten und schachbrett" (1932)

Vieira da Silva, Maria (1908-1992); "El Sueno" (1949)

Vieira da Silva, Maria (1908-1992); "La parite d'echecs" (1943)

Villon, Jacques (Gaston Duchamp) (1875-1963); "Table d'Echecs" (1904)

Vincent, Michele (1952- ); “Birth of the Game”

Vital; "The game we play" (2002)

Vladimirski, Boris (1878-1950); “The Chess Match” (1940)

Vlaminck, Maurice

Voss, Palais; "Chess Party"

Vukelic, Ivan; “Game Over” “Battle” “Victory”

Wagrez, Jacques Clement (1846-1908); "The Chess Players"

Wall, Gerald (1952- ); “The Chess Game”

Ward, Tyrone; "Chess Game" (1996)

Ward, Vernon (1905-1985)

Watson, Caroline (1760-1814); “The Winder’s Day Delineated”

Watson, George (1767-1837); “the game is mine”

Waugh, Frederick (1861-1940); "Chess players" (1891)


Wauquelin, Jean; “Cassiel Phesona playing chess”

Webb, Charles Meer (1830-1895); “checkmate” (1874) [Victoria & Albert Museum]

Webb, Judith; "Chess: It's your move now"

Weber, Alfred; "The lunch of his Eminence" (1913)

Weber, Paul (1893-1980); "Don Quijote und Sancho Pansa" (1976)

Weber, Paul (1893-1980); “Schachspiler”

Weinstein, Robert; "Chess"

Weir, Robert Walter (1803-1889)

Weisbuch, Claude (1927-    ); "La partie d'echecs"

Weisbuch, Claude (1927-    ); “Joueurs d’echecs”

Weisenberger, Thomas (1956- ); “There are players who act fair”

Weisenberger, Thomas (1956- ); “Nebenschauplatze”

Weiss, Emile-Georges (1861-1924); “The Chess Game” (1897)

Weissman, Beth; "Chess Players" (1990)

Welch, Denton (1915-1948)

Wentzel, Nils Gustav (1859-1927); "Sjakkspillere" (Chess) (1886)

Werff, Adrien van der (1659-1722); “Couple playing chess”

Werner, Carl Friedrich Heinrich (1808-1894); “the chess players”

Werner, Johann (1750-1790); “Portrait of a Gentleman Chess Player”

Wessendorf, Volker; "Schachmatt und das spiel geht weiter" (2004)

West, Joseph (1860-1933); "The chess players (Black to move)" (1920)

Whitehurst, Sharon; "Within attraction"

Wilkinson, Mark (1952- ); “Chess”

Williams, Dave

Winkler, Joe; “Chess Pieces”

Witalis, Ernie

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