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[Back-Gammon. Pl. 5. A Hit.]
[Back-Gammon. Pl. 5. A Hit.]
[Theodore Lane.]
London Pub.d by G. Humphrey 27 St. James's St. March_1 1822.
Hand-coloured etching, rare; watermark J. Whatman 1823. Sheet: 240 x 195mm (9½ x 7¾"). Trimmed to image. Staining top left.
Two figures, engaged in a game of backgammon have a fight, a large gentleman in a wig strikes his partner with a cup which sends the game flying. A painting of a boxing match hangs on the wall behind them.
BM Satire 14458.
[Ref: 43651]   £260.00  
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After-Noon.
After-Noon. In Love and play, we equal hazards run And by pursuing either are undone, - - The difference this, in Play we oft' appeal, ~ In Love! our Reason from Our-selves concearl.
Lancret Pinx. T. Burford fecit. 1741.
[Sold by I. Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill London.]
Mezzotint, rare in good condition. Plate 254 x 349mm. 10 x 13¾".
Sat in a garden a couple play backgammon, two other ladies stand behind watching. From a set of the four Times of Day.
[Ref: 23059]   £450.00  
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Das Bretspiel. [Board games.]
Das Bretspiel. [Board games.]
J: E: Nilson, inv: et excud: Aug: Vind: [Augsburg, Germany, c.1750.]
Rare etching with small margins, ceramic design?, 190 x 290mm. 7½ x 11½". Margins a little trimmed. Two creases to lower left corner.
Two groups of figures in fashionable contemporary costume arranged around gaming tables, playing draughts and backgammon; the composition features a view of landscaped grounds, the whole almost completely framed by ornate scrollwork and foliage. From a book of designs or ornament prints; numbered '3' upper right. By Johann Esaias Nilson (1721 - 1788), ornamental designer and printmaker, called 'the German Watteau'.
[Ref: 27808]   £260.00  
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Check Mate!
Check Mate!
London, Pub.d June 16 1819, by the Proprietor.
Rare etching with hand-colouring, platemark 160 x 190mm (6¼ x 7½"). Small margins.
Chess scene with the winning player rising from his seat to deliver the coup de grace.
[Ref: 41548]   £230.00  
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The Game of Chess.
The Game of Chess.
Royce sculp.
Published by Alex.r Hogg, No 16 Paternoster Row, May 31, 1787.
Engraving, rare. Sheet 190 x 125mm (7½ x 5"). Trimmed into plate at top, some wear.
A standing woman plays chess with a seated man with three onlookers, all in 17th century dress
[Ref: 45251]   £220.00  
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A Game at Chaess as it was Acted mine days to gether at the Globe.
A Game at Chaess as it was Acted mine days to gether at the Globe. The Black - House. The White - House. To face Title to Vol.4.
Eng'd by F.W. Fairholt.
[1625 but later reprint c. 1800]
Etching. Plate 216 x 160mm. 8½ x 6¼". Crease, scuffing.
Title-page to Thomas Middleton, "A Game at Chaess" London, 1625. Upper section depicts people sitting around a table playing chess. The lower section has three figures representing "the Fatte Bishop," "the Black Knight," "the White Knight."
[Ref: 15785]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chess Pieces.]
[Chess Pieces.]
[Sebastian Münster.]
[Petri. c.1550.]
Letterpress. 310 x 210mm. 12¼ x 8¼".
Published in Münster's "Cosmographia". Two chess pieces, the Queen & Bishop, surrounded by a German text describing the Pillars of Hercules.
[Ref: 18445]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Chess Players.]
[The Chess Players.]
Luke Taylor [pencil signature].
[n.d., c.1915.]
Etching, signed remarqued proof on parchment. 310 x 240mm, 12¼ x 9½". Framed with Royal Academy label with title on reverse. Unexamined out of frame, R.A. label with mss. note about Taylor's death.
A pair of French chess players in C18th dress, with a remaraque of a white knight chess piece, adapted from a painting by Jean-Louis-Ernest Meissonier. Taylor died of wounds in 1916.
Guichard p.63, 'One could wish to see more of the lyrical and freely-handled pastoral etching of Luke Taylor'.
[Ref: 23217]   £280.00  
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Playing at Draughts
Playing at Draughts
Painted & Engraved by John Burnet, 1815.
Line engraving, 360 x 260mm. Discoloration.
Scene depicting a game of draughts, by John Burnet (1784-1868). Born in Musselburgh, Edinburghshire, Burnet moved to London in 1806 where he befriended David Wilkie, engraving several plates after the works of that artist. He also produced engravings after Rembrandt, Raphael and other earlier artists besides those of his contemporaries. Burnet was also a respected writer on art.

[Ref: 13645]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lucky Move [&] The Gamer Puzzled.
The Lucky Move [&] The Gamer Puzzled.
London, Pub.d. by S. Maunder, No.10, Newgate Street.
Pair of hand coloured stipples with etching. Sheets: c. 125 x 145mm (5 x 5¾"). Trimmed within plate. Some surface dirt and damage.
A pair of prints depicting a game of draughts between two men. One figure, having made a lucky move, sits back in his chair smiling while the second figure leans over the board contemplating his next move.
[Ref: 35726]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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[John Bull playing chess]
[John Bull playing chess]
RD [in image lower left, c.1840]
Lithograph, sheet 180 x 225mm (7 x 8¾"). Paper toned.
[Ref: 44134]   £75.00   (£90.00 incl.VAT)
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La Partie DíÉchecs. Check to the Queen.
La Partie DíÉchecs. Check to the Queen.
Gavarni pinx. Weber lith.
New-York published by Bailly Ward et C.ie. A Paris, chez Rittner et Goupil, b.ard Montmartre, N.o12 Lith. de Lemercier, rue du Four, S.G. No.55.
Lithograph. 297 x 215mm (11¾ x 8½").
A couple sat playing a game of chess.
[Ref: 30033]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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[Chess] The Challenge,-Which hand, right or left? The Struggle, Intense Anxiety. The Victory, _Check-Mate! The Parting, Triumph & Chagrin.
[Chess] The Challenge,-Which hand, right or left? The Struggle, Intense Anxiety. The Victory, _Check-Mate! The Parting, Triumph & Chagrin.
S.H. [in image]
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son, Gate Street, Lincoln's Inn.
Lithograph, four views on one sheet, very large margins; 273 x 330mm. 10¾" x 11" (printed area).
Satire on a game of chess; the progressive stages until victory.
[Ref: 26913]   £260.00  
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Theresa. Finden's Byron Beauties.
Theresa. Finden's Byron Beauties. Plate 39. Mazeppa.
Drawn by E. Wood. Engraved by W.H. Mote.
London, Published by Charles Tilt, 86, Fleet Street, 1835.
Stipple. 235 x 159mm. 9¼ x 6¼".
A young maiden sat at a chess table. Accompaning text: "Theresa. The story of Mazeppa is too well known to the admirers of Lord Byron's poetry to require a comment. Theresa, the object of the young page's attachment, is here represented as engages with him in that -...During its progress, Mazeppa suspected, from the pre-occupation of his antagonist, that his passion was not utterly hopeless". From "Finden's Byron beauties; or, The principal female characters in lord Byron's poems".
[Ref: 22643]   £65.00   (£78.00 incl.VAT)
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