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Chess

about 1893

Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier, French, 1856–1909 French


Dimensions

8.2 x 15.4 cm (3 1/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1994.3.4

Medium or Technique

Metal; pewter

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Collections

Europe

Classifications

Sculpture

A woman is shown in right profile and placed ot the left side of the rectangular plaque. Her hair is up in a loose bun which overlaps the upper single lineborder. Curving tendrils frame her face and her forehead rests on her left h and. Her right arm rests on the inner lower border, and with this hand she reaches to the game board. The chess board and pieces, which are quite sketchily rendered, occupy the right corner of the plaque.

Credit Line

Samuel Putnam Avery Fund