Lithograph, England v Australia - Lord's, 19th-21st July 1886

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Date Used
17 Mar 1887

Brief Description
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")
Date Used
17 Mar 1887
In storage
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Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer

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