Ivanhoe and the King Playing Chess

Ivanhoe and the King Playing Chess

Richard Doyle

Hand-coloured wood engraving by the Dalziels

4¾ x 3½ inches

Titmarsh, M. A. [W. M. Thackeray],Rebecca and Rowena, facing 84.

The King and Sir Wilfred engaged in a very modern game of chess. The King’s demented expression forms a comic contrast with the idealized beauty of his right hand man.

Scanned image and text by Simon Cooke.

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