Lithograph, England v Australia - Lord's, 19th-21st July 1886
17 Mar 1887
Large chromolithograph featuring portraits of English and Australian cricketers of the 1880s. The central image is contained in an irregular lozenge shape, and shows a cricket match seen from close to the wicket. The match is taking place at Lord's, with the second pavilion (1825-89) visible on the far right side. In each corner of the print are portraits of cricketers, arranged in a trompe l'oeil effect to look like photographs. The names of the cricketers are written on each image. At the top of the composition are two crossed flags flanked by a lion and kangaroo. The subject of the print is described in an inscription along the bottom: "ENGLISH & AUSTRALIAN CRICKETERS / GREAT MATCH, ENGLAND v AUSTRALIA PLAYED AT LORD'S CRICKET GROUND, LONDON 19th, 20th 21st JULY 1887 / SCORES: ENGLAND 1st INNINGS 353 AUSTRALIANS 1st INNINGS 121, 2nd INNINGS 126 / ENGLAND WON BY AN INNINGS AND 106 RUNS". The name of the draughtsman 'J.T. Weedon' is in the lower-right of the central image, and details of the publisher are printed directly above the title - 'John Harrop (Mr), 12 Ossian Road, London & 56 Dantzle Street, Manchester 17 March 1887'. Originally framed in black and gold painted wooden frame.
0 - Whole: H: 640 W: 858 D: 1mm (H: 25 3/16 W: 33 3/4 D: 1/16")
17 Mar 1887
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer
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