That is Priceless by Steve Melcher

That is Priceless

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  1. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    Henry VIII, using his chess champion, Edmund Campion, to play head games with Anne Boleyn.

  2. Superfrog

    Superfrog said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks like they’re playing for puppies.

  3. Nabuquduriuzhur

    Nabuquduriuzhur said, almost 2 years ago

    Dom deLuise in the middle.

  4. runar

    runar said, almost 2 years ago

    And they’re off with a Ruy Lopez squaring off against a Queen’s Gambit….

  5. Linguist

    Linguist said, almost 2 years ago

    @runar

    Good way to lose a Knight !
    Good night. Parting is such sweet sorrow…

  6. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    They are playing for Nixon’s dog Checkers.

  7. Dogsniff

    Dogsniff said, almost 2 years ago

    Looks like a scene from the back room at the Supreme Court.

  8. orinoco womble

    orinoco womble GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    @Superfrog

    Playing for Puppies sounds a lot more fun than Dialling for Dollars.

  9. pcolli

    pcolli said, almost 2 years ago

    Who ever checks the others king wins custody of the puppy, two of the kids and the estate near Schwartzwald.

  10. Coyoty

    Coyoty GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The VIII-Games.

  11. JohnnyDiego

    JohnnyDiego said, almost 2 years ago

    @Linguist

    Henry VIII, using his chess champion, Edmund Campion, to play head games with Anne Boleyn.

    Nope! I believe that’s Herman’s Hermits in the green room before their performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.

  12. EarlP2

    EarlP2 said, almost 2 years ago

    Dogs waiting for chess game to finish, so they can get back to poker.

  13. mabrndt

    mabrndt GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    Modestly enlarged image can be found here (updated by me), or at the only work by this artist, so far, to appear in Mr. Melcher’s blog.

    Duke Albrecht V. of Bavaria and his wife Anna of Austria playing chess (links show his and her Wikipedia pages, her Google translated German Wikipedia page has more) isn’t a painting, as far as I can tell; it’s an illustration in a 1550’s book (detail image shown here), now in the Bavarian State Library.

    The Jewel Book of the Duchess Anna of Bavaria is available online (has brief description of the illustration). An interactive enlargement of the illustration is on page 10 — click the Open link in the online page, and then put 10 in the Go to Page box.

    If the image exists in an oil on canvas painting, I couldn’t find it. The artist’s German Wikipedia page (Google translated) and collection.

  14. finale

    finale said, almost 2 years ago

    Oh, the excitement. You can just see it on their faces.
    .
    Wait, maybe they’re playing “strip chess”. With all of the layers of clothing this could get interesting in a few months.

  15. mkahn

    mkahn said, almost 2 years ago

    Most important question: is there a FANTASY chess league to join?

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