The Chess Players

The Chess Players
Interior scene depicting the artist's father Benjamin Eakins (1818-1899) watching a chess game between his friends Bertrand Gardel (ca. 1808-1885), a French teacher, seated on the left, and George W. Holmes (ca. 1812-1895), a painter and art teacher, seated on the right. The scene takes place in the parlor of the Eakins's home at 1729 Mount Vernon Street in Philadelphia. The parlor, which is decorated with Renaissance revival furniture, includes a small table to the side holding a decanter of wine and several wine glasses.
Artist: Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916, painter.
Medium: Oil on wood.
Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 36120358

The Chess Players Interior scene depicting the artist's father Benjamin Eakins (1818-1899) watching a chess game between his friends Bertrand Gardel (ca. 1808-1885), a French teacher, seated on the left, and George W. Holmes (ca. 1812-1895), a painter and art teacher, seated on the right. The scene takes place in the parlor of the Eakins's home at 1729 Mount Vernon Street in Philadelphia. The parlor, which is decorated with Renaissance revival furniture, includes a small table to the side holding a decanter of wine and several wine glasses. Artist: Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916, painter. Medium: Oil on wood. Smithsonian Control Number: IAP 36120358