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 Post subject: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:32 am 
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250 paintings from different periods in history. Very interesting. Click to enlarge.
http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:37 am 
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I'm getting a sense of déjà vu...

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=3439

But the more people that see those paintings, the better!

And this is a better location for stuff on the history of chess paintings.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:33 pm 
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Mats Winther wrote:
250 paintings from different periods in history. Very interesting. Click to enlarge.
http://www.jmrw.com/Chess/Tableau_echecs/index.htm

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A wonderful display of chess themed paintings, but the Egyptians did not play chess, and the Lady Howe would not have played Benjamin Franklin in France.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:46 pm 
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Not necessarily. Franklin was the American ambassador to France between 1776 and 1785. Also this from Wikipedia (which I accept isn't always to be trusted):

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At the beginning of the American War of Independence, Howe was known to be sympathetic to the colonists.[1] He had known Benjamin Franklin,[1] who was a friend of his sister, a popular lady in London society. Howe had written to Franklin in a peacemaking effort. Because of his known sentiments, he was selected to command in America. He was joined in a commission with his brother, General Sir William Howe, head of the land forces, to attempt a reconciliation.[1] A committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress conferred with Howe in September 1776, but nothing came of it.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:10 pm 
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Mike Truran wrote:
Not necessarily. Franklin was the American ambassador to France between 1776 and 1785. Also this from Wikipedia (which I accept isn't always to be trusted):

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At the beginning of the American War of Independence, Howe was known to be sympathetic to the colonists.[1] He had known Benjamin Franklin,[1] who was a friend of his sister, a popular lady in London society. Howe had written to Franklin in a peacemaking effort. Because of his known sentiments, he was selected to command in America. He was joined in a commission with his brother, General Sir William Howe, head of the land forces, to attempt a reconciliation.[1] A committee appointed by the Second Continental Congress conferred with Howe in September 1776, but nothing came of it.

Benjamin Franklin played a series of chess games with Caroline Howe, the sister of Admiral Howe, at her London home in December, 1774.
The games were a subterfuge for a series of secret meetings with Admiral Howe, attempting to reconcile the American Colonies and Great Britain.
Franklin was appointed the United States Ambassador to France, on 14 September, 1778.


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 Post subject: Re: Chess paintings
PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2011 2:59 pm 
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September 1776 per Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Not that it matters that much more than two centuries on.


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