Book of Chess Problems

Unknownlate 14th century

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

  • Title: Book of Chess Problems
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: late 14th century
  • Location Created: Northern France, France
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 24.8 x 16.8 cm (9 3/4 x 6 5/8 in.)
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with parchment
  • Source Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig XV 15
  • Object Type: Manuscript
  • Object Status: Permanent Collection
  • Number: Ms. Ludwig XV 15
  • Inscription: Secondary Inscription: Inscribed on paper flyleaf in old binding, "Treatise on chess with 210 drawings and various games. Description in French". Inscribed fol. 104v, nine lines of French cursive addressed in several places to "madame" and signed with a now illegible signature (see ultra-violet photograph in file).
  • Display Location: Not currently on view
  • Department: Manuscripts
  • Culture: French
  • Classification: Manuscripts