since about Victorian times (roughly 1837 on)
Saturday, April 26, 2008
(Sir) Laurence Alma-Tadema - Egyptian Chess Players
Chess was actually unknown to the Egyptians but they did play a similar sort of game they called
, or 'hounds and jackals'.
[Portrait of Miss Laura Theresa Epps (Lady Alma-Tadema)]
oil on panel
The model is probably Marian Tattershall.
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