Sir John Lavery

The Chess Players

1929

Medium
Oil paint on canvas
Dimensions
Frame: 1490 x 2170 x 110 mm
support: 1232 x 1922 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1930
Reference
N04544

Catalogue entry

N04544 THE CHESS PLAYERS 1929
 
Inscr. ‘J. Lavery’ b.l. and on back ‘By John Lavery 5 Cromwell Place London S.W. The Chess Players 1929’.
Canvas, 48 1/2×75 1/2 (123×192).
Chantrey Purchase from the artist 1930.
Exh: R.A., 1930 (196).
Repr: Royal Academy Illustrated, 1930, p.57; Connoisseur, LXXXVI, 1930, p.46.

The picture shows the Hon. Margaret and the Hon. Rosemary Scott-Ellis, daughters of the 8th Baron Howard de Walden.

Published in:
Mary Chamot, Dennis Farr and Martin Butlin, The Modern British Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture, London 1964, I