The Board Game

The Board Game



Thomas Rowlandson (1756-1827)
The Board Game

Pen and ink and watercolour over pencil
29.2 by 21.6 cm., 11 ½ by 8 ½ in.

G.W. Bevan, his sale, Christie's, 13th December 1902, lot 136, bt. Drenden for 3gns;
The Executors of Edmund Drenden, their sale, Christie's, 9
th April 1904, lot 45 (part), bt. Renton for 4 ½ gns;
Anonymous sale, Christie's, 24
th March 1987, lot 59 as `The Gamblers';
Private collection, USA;
Private collection, London

London, Andrew Clayton-Payne, An Exhibition of Watercolours by Thomas Rowlandson, 19th November to 2nd December 1998, no.11

A version of this composition depicting a game of chess is in the Yale Center for British Art entitled `Checkmate' (B1975.4.915).