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Creator:
Print made by Johann Jacobus Haid, 1704–1767
after Andreas Nilson, active 1724
Title:
Das Schachspiel
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 11/16 × 16 1/4 inches (32.2 × 41.2 cm) and Image: 11 3/16 x 16 inches (28.4 x 40.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper right: "KHK 74"

Lettered, lower left: "Regnorum quce sint hoc ludo, fata videte; | Cibis nan similis scena frequenter adest. | Firmus rex perstat, grassatur, coedit et urget, | Surgit ac hostis ater, rex cadit atque perit. | J. E. Nilson Invent."; lower center: "DAS SCHACH= | SPIEL. | 1."; lower right: "Es Steltt Witz und Verstand in diesem Spiele hier | Das Schicksal aller Welt und auch der Grossen fur: | wie mancher stehet fest, ein Springer macht sich dran, | Das man, eh er es meint, ihn Schamatt schen kan. | J. J. Haid Sculps et ex Aug. V."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1424
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
apples | bows | candles | chairs | chess | chessboard | chessmen | columns | cuffs | decanter | drinking | drinking glasses | evening | games | genre subject | hats | leisure | men | moon | night | nobility | playing | ruffs | servants | wine | women
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23277
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