Henri Hayden 1883-1970
T00818 Echecs en Ochre(Chess-Board in Ochre) 1961
Inscribed 'Hayden | 61' b.l.
Oil on canvas, 23 1/4 x 36 (73 x 91.5)
Presented by Victor and Mabel Waddington through the CAS in memory of Eliza Heygate 1966
Prov:Victor and Mabel Waddington, London (purchased from the artist 1963)
Exh:Henri Hayden: Soixante Ans de Peinture 1908-1968, Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris, May-June 1968 (83, repr.)
The artist wrote (8 May 1966) that this was a picture he had originally intended to keep for himself. It was painted shortly after another still life with a chess-board against a green background, 'Green Chess-Board' 1961, which was sold by the Waddington Galleries in 1962 to an American private collector. Although he used chess-boards as a motif in 'The Chess Players' of 1913 and in several still lifes, there was no series strictly speaking…