Young Men Playing Chess

Dante Gabriel Rossetti

1846 (circa)

Physical Description

Medium: pencil on writing paper, folded double sheets spread out
Dimensions: 7 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.

Production Description

Production Date: 1846 (circa)


Current Location: The National Trust (Wightwick Manor, Wolverhampton)
Archival History: Alexander Munro; Mrs. J. A. R. Munro; Katharine Macdonald

Scholarly Commentary


Surtees questions this drawing's attribution ( vol. 1, 216). Three studies for the drawing lie on the reverse: 1) a profile of the pipe smoker, labelled “J. Doughty”; 2) a profile of the man in glasses, labelled “G. Romilly”; and 3) a hand moving a chess piece.


Young Men Playing Chess
Copyright: ©Katharine MacDonald, care of Wightwick Manor (National Trust)
Electronic Archive Edition: 1
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