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European Art
Artist: Julius Hübner, German, 1806–1882

The Embarrassed Chess Player


Oil on canvas

246.1 × 162.2 cm (96 7/8 × 63 7/8 in.)
Gift in Memory of Mabel Thorpe Boardman
Not on view
German, Dresden
19th century

Joseph Earl Sheffield (1793-1882) commissioned Professor Julius Hubner, President of the Dresden Gallery to paint the family picture in May 1857 in Dresden; Painting was a present for Sheffield's daughter, Mrs. John A. Porter of New Haven, CT; Mrs. William Jarvis Boardman and Miss Mabel Thorpe Boardman (- 1946) Collection, Washington, by 1924-1946; Given to Yale by Mabel Thorpe Boardman's sisters, Mrs. W. Murray Crane and Mrs. Keep.

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