Original woodblock by J. Gooding, engraving of cricketer G.F. Tarrant c. 1863

Object Type
Artwork/Production and mounting equipment/Printing block
Date Used
Circa 1863
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Object Detail

Brief Description
Twelve blocks of wood screwed together to form a large printing block. Features an engraving of the Cambridgeshire cricketer George Frederick Tarrant, "setting the field", holding a ball out to his left, with his right foot slightly ahead of his left, and a wicket to his rear left. Engravers name features, in reverse, at lower right corner: "J. Gooding, Sc.". The reverse has Tarrant's name inscribed in pen, pencil and crayon or chalk in several places, including on a sticker at top left which looks to be original, with the number "13" above (perhaps the 13th block in a series of at least 20), and the year 1863. Also verso Christie's April 1987 Auction label 'Lot 396/2'.
0 - Whole: H: 345 W: 239 D: 22mm (H: 13 9/16 W: 9 7/16 D: 7/8")
Date Used
Circa 1863
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