Two Builders Playing Chess, 1996

  • Jacob Lawrence, American, 1917-2000
  • Marcia Bartholme, American, active 20th Century
  • Berit Bardarson, American, active 20th Century
  • Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project, American, active late 20th Century

Soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in color on white wove paper

  • Image: 10 7/8 × 16 3/4 inches (27.6 × 42.5 cm) Sheet: 19 3/4 × 25 inches (50.2 × 63.5 cm)

Gift of the Friends of African and African American Art

1998.163

Department

African American Art

  • Builders
  • Men
  • Chess
  • Construction
  • Aquatint
  • Aquatint
  • Soft-ground etching
  • Wove paper
  • Nails
  • Chairs
  • Saws
  • Hammers (tools)
  • Tools
  • Chessmen
  • Chess table
  • Soft-ground etching
  • Chess set
  • Chessboard

Signed, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1996

Signed and dated in pencil, lower right: Jacob Lawrence 1996 Inscribed, lower left: 13/65

1998-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

© 2005 Estate of Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Jacob Lawrence, Two Builders Playing Chess, 1996, soft-ground etching and aquatint printed in color on white wove paper. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the Friends of African and African American Art, 1998.163.