'Australia v England, Lord's 1887' after painting by G.H. Barrable & R.P. Staples
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Photogravure of a fictitious cricket match played between England and Australia at Lord's in 1887. This is known since no Australian team toured England that year, yet, a female spectator at the left of the picture holds up a fixture with the inscription: "Lord's Ground/AUSTRALIA v ENGLAND./1887." In the picture, England's W.G. Grace has struck a delivery which is being fielded by Australia's T.W. Garrett, who wears his Melbourne C.C. colours. Prince Edward wearing a top hat and Princess Alexandra, with a pink dress and white parasol, look on, further right from Garrett. Beneath the painting print is the logo of the Marylebone C.C. Flanking the logo from the left are photogravure portraits, made by Goupil & Co., of English cricketers, and, flanking from the right, portraits of Australian cricketers.
0 - Whole: H: 730 W: 1140 D: 22mm (H: 28 3/4 W: 44 7/8 D: 7/8")
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer
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