Chess in Art

It is probably no surprise that chess has inspired many artists. On this page I have collected art and paintings which contain chess.

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The Chess Players, Thomas Eakins, 1876

1876
The Chess Players, Thomas Eakins, 1876

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/10813

De schaakspelers, Isaac Israels, 1875-1922

1875
De Schaakspelers, Isaac Israels

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.9456

A party of chess players outside a Turkish coffeehouse and barbershop, Martinus Rørbye, 1845

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

https://www.europeana.eu/en/item/2020903/KMS495

1350

Cover of a mirror case with a man and a woman playing chess, anonymous, c. 1350

Cutting of a man and woman playing chess

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.25469

The Chess Players, Liberale da Verona, c. 1475

1475
The Chess Players Liberale da Verona 1475

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436884

1775

Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, omkr. 1747-1822, kallad Badin, Gustaf Lundberg, 1775

Adolf Ludvig Gustav Albert Couschi, omkr. 1747-1822, kallad Badin

http://collection.nationalmuseum.se/eMP/eMuseumPlus?service=ExternalInterface&module=collection&objectId=16124&viewType=detailView

Les échecs, Plate 15 from “Les Toquades”, Paul Gavarni, 1858

1858
Les échecs, Paul Gavarni, 1858

https://collections.artsmia.org/art/91962/les-echecs-plate-15-from-les-toquades-paul-gavarni

The Game of Chess, John Opie, 1790-1799

1790
The Game of Chess, John Opie, c.1790

https://art.thewalters.org/detail/5255/the-game-of-chess/

Mirror Cover with a Couple Playing Chess, anonymous, c.1350

1350
Mirror Cover with a Couple Playing Chess, c.1350

https://art.thewalters.org/detail/18374/mirror-cover-with-a-couple-playing-chess/

Mirror Case with a Couple Playing Chess, 1325-1350

1325
Mirror Case with a Couple Playing Chess, 1325-1350

https://clevelandart.org/art/1940.1200

Paul Morphy, The Chess Champion, Winslow Homer, 1959

Paul Morphy, The Chess Champion, 1959
1859

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1942.1472

Everyman, Pieter van der Heyden, after Pieter Bruegel, 1556-1560

1556
Everyman 1556-1560

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.344454

Company of six Turks smoking and playing chess, Jan Luyken, 1698

1698
Company of six Turks smoking and playing chess

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.144215

Louis XIII and Richelieu play chess, Jan Frederik Christiaan Reckleben, 1850

Louis XIII And Richelieu play chess
1850

http://hdl.handle.net/10934/RM0001.COLLECT.342342