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Chess Collection

Background imageChess Collection: Oxford and Cambridge Chess Match, 19th century

Oxford and Cambridge Chess Match, 19th century

Background imageChess Collection: Game of Chess, 1835

Game of Chess, 1835
Game of Chess, pub by Thomas McLean, 1835 (hand coloured engraving)

Background imageChess Collection: Les Joueurs d echecs (Chess players), 15th century. Creator: Anonymous master

Les Joueurs d echecs (Chess players), 15th century. Creator: Anonymous master
Les Joueurs d echecs (Chess players), 15th century. Found in the collection of Musee national du Moyen Age (Musee de Cluny)

Background imageChess Collection: Framlingham Castle, 1845. Creator: Unknown

Framlingham Castle, 1845. Creator: Unknown
Framlingham Castle, 1845. Norman castle in Suffolk. This picturesque ruin of a fortress of the Middle Ages, stands on the north side of the town of Framlingham, 18 miles north-east of Ipswich

Background imageChess Collection: Cats playing with a chessboard. Artist: Goupil and Co

Cats playing with a chessboard. Artist: Goupil and Co
Cats playing with a chessboard

Background imageChess Collection: Chess celebrities at the late chess meeting, 1855

Chess celebrities at the late chess meeting, 1855. Herr Lowenthal, M De Riviere, Mr Wyvill, MP, Herr Falkbeer, Mr Staunton, Lord Lyttelton, Captain Kennedy

Background imageChess Collection: The Camp at Aldershott: soldiers' recreation room, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson

The Camp at Aldershott: soldiers' recreation room, 1868. Creator: Mason Jackson
The Camp at Aldershott: soldiers' recreation room, 1868. 'The soldiers' recreation-room, in the permanent barracks, [is] worthy of remark

Background imageChess Collection: Scenes from the Christmas pantomimes:...'King Chess' - giving check to the Queen, 1865

Scenes from the Christmas pantomimes:..."King Chess" - giving check to the Queen, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Scenes from the Christmas pantomimes: Surrey Theatre: "King Chess" - giving check to the Queen, 1865. London stage production of '...a new pantomime

Background imageChess Collection: 'Military Train Crossing The Sands...In The Time Of The Civil War,' by R. Beavis..., 1865

"Military Train Crossing The Sands...In The Time Of The Civil War," by R. Beavis..., 1865. Creator: Mason Jackson
"Military Train Crossing the Sands to Elizabeth Castle,. Jersey, in the Time of the Civil War," by R. Beavis, from the late exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1865

Background imageChess Collection: 'A Fresh Gale - Mount Orgueil, Jersey', by E. Hayes...Society of British Artists..., 1869

"A Fresh Gale - Mount Orgueil, Jersey", by E. Hayes...Society of British Artists..., 1869. Creator: Unknown
"A Fresh Gale - Mount Orgueil, Jersey", by E. Hayes, in the exhibition of the Society of British Artists, Suffolk-street, 1869. 'The artist whose picture we engrave, Mr. E

Background imageChess Collection: Overcheck, 1937. Creator: Klee, Paul (1879-1940)

Overcheck, 1937. Creator: Klee, Paul (1879-1940)
Overcheck, 1937. Found in the Collection of the Kunsthaus Zurich

Background imageChess Collection: The chess players, 1863-1867. Creator: Daumier, Honoré (1808-1879)

The chess players, 1863-1867. Creator: Daumier, Honoré (1808-1879)
The chess players, 1863-1867. Found in the Collection of the Petit Palais, Musee des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris

Background imageChess Collection: Chess game, 1909. Creator: Unknown

Chess game, 1909. Creator: Unknown
Chess game, 1909. This collection includes more than four hundred photographs of daily life in Yenisei Province in the late tsarist period

Background imageChess Collection: Osaka Castle, 1865. Creator: Unknown

Osaka Castle, 1865. Creator: Unknown
Osaka Castle, 1865

Background imageChess Collection: Mr. Morphy, the Celebrated Chessplayer, 1858. Creator: Unknown

Mr. Morphy, the Celebrated Chessplayer, 1858. Creator: Unknown
Mr. Morphy, the Celebrated Chessplayer, 1858....this remarkable young chessplayer...[has performed an] astounding feat at Birmingham in conducting eight games blindfold at the same time against eight

Background imageChess Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023)

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023). Creators: Heritage Images, Che Guevara
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023). Ernesto Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist

Background imageChess Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023)

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023). Creators: Heritage Images, Che Guevara
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Che Guevara playing chess, 1960s, (2023). Ernesto Che Guevara was an Argentine Marxist revolutionary, physician, author, guerrilla leader, diplomat, and military theorist

Background imageChess Collection: Men playing chess, 1875-1934. Creator: Isaac Lazerus Israels

Men playing chess, 1875-1934. Creator: Isaac Lazerus Israels
Men playing chess, 1875-1934

Background imageChess Collection: Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700. Creator: Unknown

Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700. Creator: Unknown
Women Playing a Game of Chess, c1700

Background imageChess Collection: Relics from the Buried City of Brahmunabad, in Sind - Chessmen, Portion of Chess-board... 1857

Relics from the Buried City of Brahmunabad, in Sind - Chessmen, Portion of Chess-board... 1857. Creator: Unknown
Relics from the Buried City of Brahmunabad, in Sind - Chessmen, Portion of Chess-board, Dice, etc, 1857. 8th- or 9th-century objects excavated at his own expense by Mr. A. F

Background imageChess Collection: Foxhunters Regaling in the Present 'Degenerate' Days - drawn by John Leech, 1856

Foxhunters Regaling in the Present "Degenerate" Days - drawn by John Leech, 1856. Creator: Joseph Swain
Foxhunters Regaling in the Present "Degenerate" Days - drawn by John Leech, 1856. Men can now dine and return to the drawing-room; and, with such temptations as Mr

Background imageChess Collection: The Church Congress at Ryhl, North Wales and Views in the Neighbourhood; Rhuddlan Castle, 1891

The Church Congress at Ryhl, North Wales and Views in the Neighbourhood; Rhuddlan Castle, 1891. Creator: Unknown
The Church Congress at Ryhl, North Wales and Views in the Neighbourhood; Rhuddlan Castle, 1891. From "The Graphic. An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper", Volume 44. July to December, 1891

Background imageChess Collection: A party of chess players outside a Turkish coffeehouse and barbershop, 1845

A party of chess players outside a Turkish coffeehouse and barbershop, 1845. Creator: Martinus Rorbye
A party of chess players outside a Turkish coffeehouse and barbershop, 1845

Background imageChess Collection: Alice in Wonderland, Portland, OR, 1938. Creator: Unknown

Alice in Wonderland, Portland, OR, 1938. Creator: Unknown
Alice in Wonderland, Portland, OR, 1938. Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland" - Dramatized by Dean Collins - Songs - Dances - Original Music...Oregon W.P.A. Theatre'

Background imageChess Collection: Miranda fait une partie d'échec avec Ferdinand qu'elle accuse, en plaisantant, de tricher, 1822

Miranda fait une partie d'échec avec Ferdinand qu'elle accuse, en plaisantant, de tricher, 1822
Miranda fait une partie d'echec avec Ferdinand qu'elle accuse, en plaisantant, de tricher, 1822. Miranda plays chess with Ferdinand who she jokingly accuses of cheating

Background imageChess Collection: Joueurs d'échecs, between 1863 and 1867. Creator: Honore Daumier

Joueurs d'échecs, between 1863 and 1867. Creator: Honore Daumier
Joueurs d'echecs, between 1863 and 1867. The Chess Players

Background imageChess Collection: Ancient carving, between 1909 and 1923. Creator: Harris & Ewing

Ancient carving, between 1909 and 1923. Creator: Harris & Ewing. Ancient carving, between 1909 and 1923
Ancient carving, between 1909 and 1923. Possibly a chess piece

Background imageChess Collection: 'Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey' - painted by J. Wilson, Jun, 1854. Creator: Unknown

"Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey" - painted by J. Wilson, Jun, 1854. Creator: Unknown
"Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey" - painted by J. Wilson, Jun, 1854. This spirited sea-piece was exhibited at the British Institution last year...it is a beautiful scene, pure in colouring

Background imageChess Collection: Chess players, 1886. Creator: Wentzel, Gustav (1859-1927)

Chess players, 1886. Creator: Wentzel, Gustav (1859-1927)
Chess players, 1886. Found in the Collection of the Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo

Background imageChess Collection: The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddfod Prize Medal, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddfod Prize Medal, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddfod Prize Medal, 1850. This interesting Medal has been designed and executed in gold and silver, by Mr

Background imageChess Collection: The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - Rhuddlan Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - Rhuddlan Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - Rhuddlan Castle, [in Wales], 1850. View of...the exterior of Rhuddlan Castle from the St. Asaph side of the bridge

Background imageChess Collection: The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod in Rhuddlan Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod in Rhuddlan Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod in Rhuddlan Castle, [Wales], 1850. Harpists performing. About half-past ten the Welsh harpers struck up the air "Morfa Rhuddlan

Background imageChess Collection: The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - the Procession to the Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown

The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - the Procession to the Castle, 1850. Creator: Unknown
The Rhuddlan Royal Eisteddvod - the Procession to the Castle, 1850. Cultural event in Wales. The Castle ruins cover about two acres and a half; and the lofty western walls, covered with moss and ivy

Background imageChess Collection: Chess-Players, 1891. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn

Chess-Players, 1891. Creator: Anders Leonard Zorn
Chess-Players, 1891

Background imageChess Collection: Members of the Krasnoyarsk chess circle, participants of the telegraphic match between.... 1888

Members of the Krasnoyarsk chess circle, participants of the telegraphic match between.... 1888. Creator: Lukhtanska
Members of the Krasnoyarsk chess circle, participants of the telegraphic match between the teams of Krasnoyarsk and St. Petersburg from 11 November 1886 to September 1888

Background imageChess Collection: 'Checkmate - Next Move', by J. C. Horsley, A.R.A. from the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1862

"Checkmate - Next Move", by J. C. Horsley, A.R.A. from the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1862. Creator: H
"Checkmate - Next Move", by J. C. Horsley, A.R.A. from the exhibition of the Royal Academy, 1862. Engraving of a painting

Background imageChess Collection: The chess players in the sculptor's studio, around 1870. Creator: Joseph Eugen Horwarter

The chess players in the sculptor's studio, around 1870. Creator: Joseph Eugen Horwarter
The chess players in the sculptor's studio, around 1870

Background imageChess Collection: The Chess Players, ca. 1475. Creator: Liberale da Verona

The Chess Players, ca. 1475. Creator: Liberale da Verona
The Chess Players, ca. 1475

Background imageChess Collection: Plan of the Osaka Second or Summer Campaign, 1615. 1903. Creator: Unknown

Plan of the Osaka Second or Summer Campaign, 1615. 1903. Creator: Unknown
Plan of the Osaka Second or Summer Campaign, 1615, 1903. The siege of Osaka was a series of battles by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan

Background imageChess Collection: Plan of the Osaka First or Winter Campaign, 1614, 1903. Creator: Unknown

Plan of the Osaka First or Winter Campaign, 1614, 1903. Creator: Unknown
Plan of the Osaka First or Winter Campaign, 1614, 1903. The siege of Osaka was a series of battles by the Tokugawa shogunate against the Toyotomi clan

Background imageChess Collection: Libro de los juegos, ajedrez, dados y tablas (Book of games, chess, dice and tables

Libro de los juegos, ajedrez, dados y tablas (Book of games, chess, dice and tables by Alphonse X the Wise, page with a chess illustration

Background imageChess Collection: Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Peel Castle, 1869. Creator: Unknown

Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Peel Castle, 1869. Creator: Unknown
Prince Arthur's visit to the Isle of Man: Peel Castle, 1869. Engraving from a photograph by Mr. G. A. Dean. 'The town and port of Peel, situated on the west coast of the island

Background imageChess Collection: Heavenly Scene with the Gods of Olympus Surrounding a Chess Board, 1723-1741

Heavenly Scene with the Gods of Olympus Surrounding a Chess Board, 1723-1741. Creator: John Carwitham
Heavenly Scene with the Gods of Olympus Surrounding a Chess Board, Poseidon and Pan Below, 1723-1741

Background imageChess Collection: A Game at Chess, 1780. Creator: James Bretherton

A Game at Chess, 1780. Creator: James Bretherton
A Game at Chess, 1780

Background imageChess Collection: Chess Piece: Knight, Hochst, 1762/96. Creator: Hochst Factory

Chess Piece: Knight, Hochst, 1762/96. Creator: Hochst Factory
Chess Piece: Knight, Hochst, 1762/96

Background imageChess Collection: Game Board for Chess and Backgammon, Bohemia, c. 1700. Creator

Game Board for Chess and Backgammon, Bohemia, c. 1700. Creator
Game Board for Chess and Backgammon, Bohemia, c. 1700

Background imageChess Collection: Marquetry Table: Showing Inlay Top, 1937. Creator: Geoffrey Holt

Marquetry Table: Showing Inlay Top, 1937. Creator: Geoffrey Holt
Marquetry Table: Showing Inlay Top, 1937

Background imageChess Collection: Checker-board Table-tilt Top, c. 1936. Creator: Magnus S. Fossum

Checker-board Table-tilt Top, c. 1936. Creator: Magnus S. Fossum
Checker-board Table-tilt Top, c. 1936



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