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British History (Pat Nicolle)
Chess - A Peaceful Way to Fight a War (Original)

Chess - A Peaceful Way to Fight a War (Original) by British History (Pat Nicolle) at The Illustration Art Gallery

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Artist: Patrick Nicolle (biography)
Medium: Gouache on Board
Size: 19" x 11" (480mm x 280mm)
Date: 1981

This is the unique original Gouache painting by Patrick Nicolle.

Main image: King Canute, suspicious that Earl Ulf was plotting against him, visited the earl, who challenged the king to a game of chess. But as the game progressed, Ulf protested that the king was cheating, an accusation that Canute allowed nobody to make - and live.

Centre panel: Chess probably came to England about the time of the Norman Conquest. Centre, chess pieces from the 11th - 20th Centuries.

Right: the "automaton chess player" that beat Napoleon amongst many other players.

Lower Right: Twenty times Grand Master Bobby Fischer playing Russian champion Boris Spasky.

Lower Left: illustration from an ancient Persian manuscript on chess.

Published in Look and Learn 1000, 9th May 1981.

Price:  190.00
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British History (Pat Nicolle)

British History (Pat Nicolle)