There are at least 20 paintings called "Checkmate." The first known painting depicting a chess game is kept at the Cappella Palatina in Palermo, Sicily. It is dated before 1200. It shows two Arabs seated on the ground with a chessboard between them. The Chess Players, painted in 1490, was the first known painting with a chess theme. The painting resides in the Metropolitan Museum of New York. Until 1948, the painting was attributed to Francesco di Giorgio (1439-1501). Since that time the painter is thought to have been Girolamo da Cremona or Liberale da Verona.