Webb, Charles Meer (1830-95; English)
Checkmate 1866
Oil on canvas, 55.1 x 68.5 cm
Purchased, 1870
National Gallery of Victoria (p.302.9-1)

The artist appears to have specialized in such essays in the 17th-18th century Dutch/Flemish manner.

NGV 1905 emphasizes that this is a replica (the earlier version of 1864 is in the V&A Museum).


AR 1870, p.95; NGV 1875, p.22; NGV 1894, p.80 (IV.McArthur Gallery, no.29); NGV 1905, p.91 (III.McArthur Gallery, no.35; ill.) [£115/10] 

For Webb, see Bénézit 14, p.700 (listing the present work); and for other examples, see http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/charles-meer-webb/paintings/slideshow (including a reproduction of the work in the V&A), and http://www.artnet.com/artists/charles-meer-webb/past-auction-results