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Chess paintings

Postby Mats Winther » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:32 pm

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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Re: Chess paintings

Postby Christopher Kreuzer » Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:37 pm

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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Re: Chess paintings

Postby Gordon Cadden » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:33 pm

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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Re: Chess paintings

Postby Mike Truran » Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:46 pm

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):

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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Re: Chess paintings

Postby Gordon Cadden » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:10 pm

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):

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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Re: Chess paintings

Postby Mike Truran » Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:59 pm

September 1776 per Encyclopaedia Britannica.

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


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