Genre, Games, Sweden, Lund, Swedish Academy, Chess
"Schachspiel mit lebenden Figuren, gespielt im Festsaal des akademischen Vereins zu Lund"
Wood engraving after the drawing by Vicke Andrén (1856-1930)
Published in a German periodical. Ca. 1885
Living people, used as chess figures for a game of chess in the Swedish Academy at Lund.
Original antique print
The print has age toning and she traces of age and use. One tear in lower left margin has been repaired. Not by an expert, but ok. On reverse side is unrelated text.
Image: 22 x 32 cm (ca. 8.6 x 12.5")
Academy of Lund; Studium generale; first university in the Nordic Countries. It was founded together with the Grey Friars' monastery in the 1400s, when Lund was under Danish rule; Latin School (The Cathedral School); Anders Victor "Vicke" Andrén; Human chess, living chess or live chess is a form of chess in which people take the place of pieces;