Chromolithograph: "Cricket" , W.G. Grace, artist Spy, Vanity Fair 1877

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09 Jun 1877
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Chromolithograph, full-length caricature portrait of W G Grace (cricketer), as "Cricket", against a light grey background, with grass and shadows at his feet. Grace faces the viewer directly, clasping a cricket bat under his left armpit, wearing a batting glove on his left hand and holding the other with his right. His body from the waist up is enlarged out of proportion to the lower half. He wears a white shirt with sleeves rolled up; white pants, shoes and pads, and a red and yellow striped cap and a red waist sash. The pseudonym of the artist Leslie "SPY" Ward is printed at lower right of the image, above the signature of W.G. GRACE, which has been cut out and pasted onto this print (which is strange because his signature didn't actually appear on this particular print, although signatures of the athletes represented usually appeared in this location in other Vanity Fair caricatures). Inscription above the image at top left reads VANITY FAIR and above right, the date JUNE 9 1877. Lower left corner underneath image "Vincent Brooks Day & Son, Lith.'. White window mount, brown and gold moulded wood frame with verso framer label 'The Picture Factory'.
0 - Whole: H: 490 W: 320 D: 20mm (H: 19 5/16 W: 12 5/8 D: 13/16")
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09 Jun 1877
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