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Book of Chess Problems

Object Details

Title:

Book of Chess Problems

Artist/Maker:

Unknown

Culture:

French

Place:

Northern France, France (Place Created)

Date:

late 14th century

Medium:

Tempera colors and gold leaf on parchment bound between pasteboard covered with parchment

Object Number:

Ms. Ludwig XV 15 (83.MR.185)

Dimensions:

Leaf: 24.8 × 16.8 cm (9 3/4 × 6 5/8 in.)

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Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Secular Manuscripts (October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987) (fols. 31v - 32)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), October 21, 1986 to January 4, 1987
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (July 17 to September 30, 1990) (fols. 31v - 32)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), July 17 to September 30, 1990
Illuminated Secular Manuscripts (January 24 to April 9, 1995) (fols. 31v - 32)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum (Malibu), January 24 to April 9, 1995
The Making of a Medieval Book (November 17, 1998 to May 30, 1999) (fols. 39v - 40 and 80v - 81)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), November 17, 1998 to May 30, 1999
The Making of a Medieval Book (2000) (August 15 to November 5, 2000) (fols. 80v - 81)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 15 to November 5, 2000
The Making of a Medieval Book (2003) (May 20 to September 7, 2003) (fols. 39v - 40 and 80v - 81)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), May 20 to September 7, 2003
The Medieval Bookshelf: From Romance to Astronomy (January 24 to April 9, 2006) (fols. 19v - 20)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), January 24 to April 9, 2006
Chivalry in the Middle Ages (July 8 to November 30, 2014) (fols. 13v - 14 and fols. 30v - 31)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), July 8 to November 30, 2014
All that Glitters: Life at the Renaissance Court (August 28 to December 2, 2018) (fols. 39v-40)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center (Los Angeles), August 28 to December 2, 2018
Bibliography
Bibliography

"Manuscript Acquisitions: The Ludwig Collection." The J. Paul Getty Museum Journal 12, 1984, p. 306.

von Euw, Anton, and Joachim M. Plotzek. Die Handschriften der Sammlung Ludwig. 4 vols. (Cologne: Schnütgen-Museum, 1979-1985), vol. 4 (1985), pp. 300-4.

Touwaide, Alain. "Visions du monde médiéval à travers les manuscrits enluminées du J. P. Getty Museum (Malibu)." Scriptorium 45, no. 1 (1991), pp. 298-302.

Kren, Thomas. French Illuminated Manuscripts in the J. Paul Getty Museum (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2007), p. 47, ill.

Mock, Timothy. The Compass As Predicate to Medieval Models of Thought. Thesis (Georgetown University, 2008), p. 114, fig. 98.

Stones, Alison. Gothic Manuscripts 1260-1320. 2 vols. (London: Harvey Miller, 2013), vol. 2, p. 515.