Cricket Prints, Original Artwork & Paintings

Lot 599:
Lot 599
'The Cricketers of Vanity Fair'. Excellent, and almost complete, collection of forty four original colour lithographs of cricketers, as listed by John Arlott in 'The Cricketer', August 1953, each framed and glazed. Lacking the original lithographs of E.W. Dillon and J.B. Hobbs which are present in the collection but are facsimile copies. The cricketers are Grace, Spofforth, Lord Harris, Bonnor, A.Lyttelton, Read, Philipson, Hornby, Stoddart, Woods, Lord Hawke, Fry, Baldwin, Dartmouth, Viscount Curzon, Mitchell, Clarke, McLean, Ranjitsinhji, Wynyard, E. Lyttelton, Jessop, N.G. Lyttelton, Jephson, Abel, Jackson, Burge, Paliaret, Hirst, Warner, Lord Darnley, Viscount Cobham, Bosanquet, Lord Dalmeny, Marsham, Lubbock, Hayward, Spooner, Tyldesley, Gillingham, Wells, Hutchings, Blythe and A. Bailey. Only lacking the two previously mentioned, Dillon and Hobbs and Sir A.C. Lucas from the Arlott listing. In addition to these lithographs there also twenty one of the twenty lithographs listed in J.W. Goldman's additional list published in 'The Cricketer', September 1953. The twenty one names being Duke of Beaufort, Earl of Bessborough, Justice Bray, Rev H.M. Butler, Lord Chelmsford, Earl of Dudley, Lord Geo. Hamilton, E. Horsman, T. Hughes, Earl of Leicester, W.H. Long, Lord Lyttleton, G.W. Spencer Lyttleton, General F. Marshall, Maharaja of Patiala, Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane, Earl Loreburn, Rev J.C. Ryle, Lord Charles Russell, P.M. Thornton and J.R. Mason. Lacking the lithograph of C.C. Clarke from the Goldman listing. The lithographs are all framed and glazed in brown frames, many uniformly framed in oak by framers G.D. Soar & Son of Kensington. Most frames are around 12"x17". Some faults noted, border marks to the Woods lithograph, Viscount Curzon and a small hole to the top border of the lithograph of the Earl of Bessborough, one glass cracked, a few other odd minor faults to the odd image otherwise in good condition. Qty 65. Rare to see an almost complete collection of cricketing Vanity Fair lithographs together from the two listings.
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: unsold
The 'Vanity Fair' magazine appeared on a weekly basis from November 1868 to January 1914. The lithograph of Dillon was the final cricketer to appear in the magazine before the demise of the magazine and therefore is the rarest cricketing lithograph to have appeared as circulation numbers dropped
Lot 600:
Lot 600
Edward Wentworth Dillon. Kent 1900-1923. Vanity Fair. 'The Champion County'. Original colour chromolithograph of Edward Wentworth Dillon by OWL and dated September 13th 1913. Men of the Day 2339. The chromolithograph with printed caption 'The Champion County' printed to lower border. Good/very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: unsold
The 'Vanity Fair' magazine appeared on a weekly basis from November 1868 to January 1914. The lithograph of Dillon was the final cricketer to appear in the magazine before the demise of the magazine and therefore is the rarest cricketing lithograph to have appeared as circulation numbers dropped
Lot 601:
Lot 601
Hon Frank Stanley Jackson, Surrey & England 1890-1907. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Jackson. 'A Flannelled Fighter'. August 28th 1902 by Spy. Signed in ink to lower right corner by Jackson. Framed and glazed, overall approx 12"x17". Some foxing otherwise in good condition. Rarely seen in this signed form
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £90
Lot 602:
Lot 602
George Herbert Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Vanity Fair. 'Yorkshire'. Original colour chromolithograph of Hirst by SPY, dated 20th August 1903. The lithograph has been nicely signed in ink by Hirst to right hand lower corner of the lithograph 'G.H. Hirst'. Framed and glazed, overall 12"x17". Rare in this signed form. Some foxing and age toning, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £65
Lot 603:
Lot 603
George Herbert Hirst, Yorkshire & England 1891-1929. Vanity Fair. 'Yorkshire'. Original colour chromolithograph of Hirst by SPY, dated 20th August 1903. Signature in ink of Hirst on piece laid down to lower right hand corner of the lithograph 'G.H. Hirst'. Framed and glazed, overall 11"x16.5". Very good condition. Sold with F.S. Jackson, 'A Flanned Fighter', Vanity Fair 28th August 1902 by Spy. Also three Chevalier Taylor lithographs of Haigh and Denton, framed, and Hirst, unframed. Very good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Vanity Fair. Digby Loder Armroid Jephson, Surrey 1890-1904. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Jephson. 'The Lobster'. May 22nd 1902 by Spy and Pelham Francis Warner, Middlesex & England 1894-1929. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Warner. 'Plum'. September 3rd 1903 by Spy. Sold with a mounted miniature Gunn & Moore bat with printed signatures of the Australian 1938 team to England. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
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'Cricketers from the Golden Age'. Excellent collection of eleven silk place mats with ivory fringe, each place mat has a hand painted, in natural colours, of a leading cricketer of the day, nine batsmen, one wicket keeper and one bowler. The players featured are F.S. Jackson (Yorkshire & England), Lord Hawke (Kent & England), G. McGregor (Middlesex & England), C.B. Fry (Sussex, Hampshire & England), A.E. Stoddart (Middlesex & England), A.C. Maclaren (Lancashire & England), W.G. Grace (Gloucestershire & England), W.W. Read (Surrey & England), A.G. Steel (Lancashire & England), O.G. Radcliffe (Gloucestershire & Somerset) and J.R. Mason (Kent & England) The mats were produced in 1890 and each measure 6.75" with fringe. Bought at the M.C.C. Bicentenary Auction held at Lord's Cricket Ground on the 13th April 1987 as lot 636. Due to their use there is some paint worn away in places, some cracking, a few stains. However following the sale, the previous owner had some professional conservation and restoration made to them by the Victoria & Albert Museum textile conservator, Marion Kite in 1989. The mats were the professionally mounted, framed and glazed for display. The frame measures overall 59"x22". Sold with full records of the conservation and restoration, framing and the vendors paddle at the sale in 1987. G/VG. Not previously seen by the auctioneer and presumably unique
Estimate: £1000/1500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 606:
Lot 606
Don Bradman. Lancashire v Australians 1948. Original artwork very nicely drawn in pencil by the artist, Harold Riley, depicting three images of Bradman drawn from life, with handwritten title and captions. The images depict Bradman full length playing a cut shot, head and shoulders wearing his Australia cap, and sitting on his bat during a drinks break. One caption reads 'Bradman in his last visit to Old Trafford bowled out twice by a young Lancastrian Malcolm Hilton. All schoolboys sat on the grass around the ground'. Nicely signed in pencil by Riley with an additional signature/ mark in red below. The artwork measures approx. 11"x15". Attractively mounted, framed and glazed, overall 20"x24.5". VG
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £400
Harold Francis Riley (born in Salford 21st December 1934) is famous worldwide for his sporting pictures, in particular golf and football. He sold his first painting to Salford Museum and Art Gallery when he was aged eleven, and would have been aged only thirteen when he drew these Bradman sketches. He became friends with L.S. Lowry when he was a student. Riley has painted a number of members of the Royal Family, three Popes, two U.S. Presidents and Nelson Mandela
Lot 607:
Lot 607
Walter Reginald Hammond. Gloucestershire & England 1920-1951. Original pen and ink cartoon by 'Mac' dated 1938. The cartoon depicts Hammond in various cricket poses, as a golfer, footballer etc. The captions read, 'Son of an Artillery Quarter Master- If he hadn't a baton in his knapsack he must have had a bat', 'A Master at steering a ball clear of opponents', 'First class golfer & a great all rounder', 'He hopes to "bring home the bacon" for England', 'First Cricket in Malta with a wicket chalked on a gun shed. Now a seasoned campaigner who hopes to chalk up a win for us at Nottingham'. Some ageing and soiling, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
The first Test against Australia at Trent Bridge in 1938, Hammond's first as England captain, ended in a high scoring draw with centuries for England by Barnett (126), Hutton (100), Paynter (216no) and Compton (102) in their only innings total of 658-8 declared. In Australia's first innings, McCabe made 232, and following on in the second innings, Brown made 133 and Bradman 144no
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'Brother and Sister' c1866. Two original nicely executed watercolour paintings, one of a boy, the other a girl, both seated in a rural setting. The boy is sitting cross legged with an open book on his lap, a cricket bat and ball to one side and a straw boater to the other. The girl is seated beside a dog and a basket of apples. Monogram of 'E.G.H.' to both paintings and dated 1866 and 1864 respectively. The two uniformly mounted, framed and glazed, each overall 16.5"x20". Very good condition with nice, bright colours
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 609:
Lot 609
'Freddie Trueman!'. Geoffrey Bink. Original watercolour painting of Trueman in his bowling action. Date unknown, but appears to be a relatively modern interpretation of Trueman. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 15.5"x19.25". Very good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £45
Lot 610:
Lot 610
'Cricket in the Vale'. Tom White. Modern painting in acrylic depicting a cricket match in progress in a rural setting, probably in the Vale of Berkeley, Gloucestershire. Monogram of 'TFW' to lower right corner. Framed and glazed overall 21"x16". Very good condition with vivid colours
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £60
Lot 611:
Lot 611
William Eric 'Bill' Bowes. Yorkshire & England 1929-1947. Original watercolour painting of Bowes, full length in his bowling action. Signed to the artwork by Bowes, and the (unknown) artist). 14"x10". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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Lot 612
Len Hutton. Yorkshire & England 1934-1955. Original colour pastel drawing of Hutton, full length playing a shot to leg. Signed by the artist, M. Peters[?]. 18"x12". Good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £35
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'Lady Cricketers: A Good Catch'. Original large painting in vibrant acrylics by the artist, Ashley Luff, of a scene after the original by Lucien Davis of 1889. The painting depicts a ladies' cricket match with a lady fielder taking an overhead catch, spectators looking on in the foreground. Signed by the artist and dated '[20]00'. 40"x30". Sold with a handcoloured engraving by R. Taylor of the Lucien Davis original from the Illustrated London News, 14th September 1889. Very good condition
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Ashley Luff graduated from Hornsey College of Art and Southampton University in 1961, then became lecturer of Fine Art in High Wycombe until 1977, continuing as part time visiting lecturer to various higher education colleges
Lot 614:
Lot 614
Harold Gimblett. Somerset & England 1935-1954. Pair of, what appear to be, original pen and ink and pencil caricatures of Gimblett, presumably drawn on the Commonwealth Tour of India & Ceylon 1950/51. The caricatures by 'Booch', Ramesh Booch of Bombay (note to verso of each). Excellent images. Sold with a letter handwritten on Millfield School headed paper to Jack Sokell regarding a function, a signed postcard size photograph etc. Qty 5
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £60
Lot 615:
Lot 615
'Dickie Bird' Original colour pen and ink with colour caricature of Dickie Bird with his finger high in the air, giving a batsman out. Signed 'Best Wishes Dickie Bird'. The painting was produced for Robin Smith's (Hampshire) Testimonial year in 2003 by the Southampton Echo cartoonist. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 10"x12". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £50
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Lot 616
'Boxing match at Little Twitten Cricket Club'. 'Sillince' William Augustus Sillince 1906-1974. Original pencil drawing artwork on textured oil paper for a cartoon printed full page in Punch on the 19th October 1955. The cartoon shows the village cricket ground at Little Twitten, with pavilion, sightscreen, benches, cows etc to background with a boxing match being held on the square and a small crowd of supporters cheering. Signed Sillince and dated 6th September in pencil to top corner. The cartoon measures 11"x15". Excellent image. Sold with a copy of the printed page taken from Punch. G
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £80
William Sillance was a regular contributor to Punch and other magazines from the mid 1930's and became art editor in 1937 and was best known as a war-time cartoon artist and retained that position until the early 1950's. He continued to contribute to Punch until his death in 1974. His work features in numerous public collections
Lot 617:
Lot 617
'Sir Leonard Hutton. Yorkshire County Cricket Club & England'. A fine original miniature cameo portrait in watercolour on ivorine of Hutton by the renowned miniaturist, Sydney Shorthouse (Royal Society of Miniature Painters). Hutton is depicted head and shoulders wearing cricket attire and Yorkshire sweater, with England 'three lions' and Yorkshire rose emblems to either side. Previously exhibited at the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers exhibition held at The Westminster Gallery, London, 13th-28th November 1992, in which seven pieces of Shorthouse's work were exhibited, of which this portrait of Hutton was the only cricketer. According to the exhibition catalogue, it was described as 'Not for sale' but estimated at £850. A similar original portrait by Shorthouse of Harold Larwood sold for £2,000 in Nottingham in the auction to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of Nottinghamshire C.C.C. in May 1988. The painting is housed in a 24ct gold plated oval frame 3.75"x3", and presented in a hand-crafted display case with 'RMS' emblem to lid. Sold with a facsimile copy of the catalogue entry and original typed biography. Very good condition
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £280
Sydney Shorthouse HS, MAA, RMS was born in Leicester. After serving as a Royal Air Force pilot in the Second World War, he worked as a designer for the Gas Board and took up miniature painting on his retirement in 1983. He became Vice President of the Royal Miniature Society, a Council Member of the Hilliard Society and a Council member of the Miniature Artists of America. He was also a member of the Miniature Arts Society of Florida and exhibited there and in Washington D.C. for a number of years winnings several awards. His work has sold in Australia, Germany, France and Denmark. Shorthouse died in 2009
Lot 618:
Lot 618
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930. Pen and ink caricature of Rhodes, head and shoulders wearing a Yorkshire cap, by artist Louis Ollier. Nicely signed in ink by Rhodes. 5.5"x8". Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 9.25"x12". Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 619
John Frederick 'Jack' Parker. Surrey 1932-1952. Original pencil caricature of Parker in batting pose by J. Edgar, dated 1954. Nicely signed in black in by Parker. Heavy horizontal fold, slight ageing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £20
Lot 620:
Lot 620
'Gale Force Winds at New Road'. Worcestershire C.C.C. 1990s. Humorous original pen and ink cartoon depicting a strong gale blowing across New Road at Worcester, with members of the ground staff hanging from the cover with sponsor's logo 'MEB' that has been ripped off the pitch. Title and caption to top, 'Radio 2 scoreboard. Kent 150-1-- and over at New Road gale force winds are still delaying the start of Worcestershire's fixture with Gloucestershire'. Artists monogram 'TD' to lower right corner. Date unknown. 10.5"x8.25". Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 621
'George John Bonnor, very fast bowler, Australian 11 1884' and 'Frederick Robert Spofforth, demon bowler 1901'. Two original pen, ink and watercolour caricatures on board by the artist C. Hunt. The images measure approx 7.75"x11.5". Attractive image. Slight ageing to board edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an early engraving of Arthur Shrewsbury in cameo, and three original punch cartoons in mounts. Good condition. Qty 6
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Lot 622:
Lot 622
Cricket commentators cartoon 1986. An original pen and ink cartoon by 'Graham' depicting the interior of a commentary box at a big match with two commentators present. The commentator currently on air is seen reaching out to a pile of Wisden Almanacks. The caption reads 'But before I hand over to Richie Benaud for comment on why Botham's bootlaces seem to be slightly off-white this season, I'll just find out the last time an England first-class batsman went out on to the field with slightly off-white bootlaces. I seem to recall that in '24, when...'. Included is a page from the Manchester Evening News dated 6th February 1986 in which the cartoon is featured, and a compliment slip signed by the artist. The cartoon, which measures 8.75"x7.5", is laid to card mount and framed, overall 10.75"x8.75". Very slight foxing, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £38
Lot 623:
Lot 623
Robert S.E. Coram 'Maroc'. Original cartoon in pencil depicting a gentleman in hat, coat and scarf, smoking a pipe, reading a newspaper at a vendor's stand with the announcement 'Test Score Latest'. The back page of the paper's headline reads 'Test. Australia v S. Af[rica]'. The gentleman's wife standing behind is saying, 'Why Gerald, how interesting- Test cricket- where's it being played, Lord's or the Oval?'. Signed by the artist. Undated, but probably 1950s/1960s. 8"x10". Framed, overall 9.5"x11.5". Some wear and ageing, generally good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Coram, who signed his work as 'Maroc' was a regular contributor to Punch from 1938, Weekend Mail, Daily Dispatch, Men Only, Evening Standard etc. He died in 1999
Lot 624:
Lot 624
David Langdon. 'And keep your eyes skinned for the underarm one. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue highlights in watercolour depicting three print union representatives in suits each carrying a briefcase, entering the office of (presumably) Rupert Murdoch, with posters for The Sun and News of the World in the background. Nicely signed by the artist. The 'underarm' reference relates to the controversial tactic in February 1981 of the Australia Captain, Greg Chappell, instructing his brother, Trevor, to bowl underarm to prevent New Zealand scoring the six runs needed off the last ball to tie the match, an event described by Richie Benaud at the time as 'One of the worst things I have seen happen on a cricket field'. At the same time Rupert Murdoch bought The Times and Sunday Times newspapers. The cartoon, measuring 9.75"x7.5", is laid to card mount with caption in ink to lower mount border. Overall 12.5"x10". G
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
David Langdon, 1914-2011, was a prolific artist who contributed over five thousand cartoons to Punch from 1946 until the magazine's demise in 1992. He also contributed to the Sunday Mirror for many years
Lot 625:
Lot 625
'It's not cricket to win the first Test match' by 'Stevens'. Original pen and ink cartoon of a somewhat concerned looking lion in batting pose taking guard. Nicely signed by the artist. Undated but probably 1980s/1990s. 11.25"x8.25". File holes to left edge not affecting the illustration or typed caption below. G
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 626
Cyril Alfred Jacob 'Chic'. 'Index at new peak'. Original pen and ink cartoon of a city gentleman, head and shoulders, wearing a bowler hat and wielding his umbrella. Above is a thought bubble of the same gentleman wielding a cricket bat in the same manner with a score showing '500'. Signed by the artist. To the verso is a press cutting of the published cartoon laid down, from the Daily Express, 16th July 1968, which coincides with the third Test, England v Australia at Edgbaston. 6"x10.5". G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Cyril Jacob, 1926-2000, was the artist for a series of cartoons that ran in the Daily Express called 'Chic-Feed'. He later worked for The Observer, and his work also appeared in Punch, Daily Mirror, Private Eye etc
Lot 627:
Lot 627
'Facing the Australian Fast Bowler'. Patrick Wright 1982. Original pencil drawing on art paper of a batsman taking guard at the wicke with a priest in attendance giving him the last rites, and two stretcher bearers standing behind. In the background, at the other end of the wicket, are standing a burly bowler, the other batsman, umpire and two fielders. Caption handwritten in pencil below, and 'Sporting Life 1982 (not published)'. Signed by the artist. 16.5"x11.5". G
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £55
Patrick Wright (born 1945) has published a number of books in his meticulous detailed style. His work has also appeared in the Evening Standard, Private Eye etc
Lot 628:
Lot 628
Australia. Victoria Cricket Association Premiership Final 1965/66. Original pen and ink cartoon by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age, dated to verso 18th April 1966. The right hand portion of the cartoon depicts Bill Lawry as a cockerel, 'The Cock of the Northcote', holding a 'V.C.A. Premiers 1966' banner, following his score of 282no in Northcote's victory over Essendon C.C. in the match played at the Albert Ground, Melbourne, 2nd, 9th, 11th & 16th April 1966. The remainder of the cartoon relates to horse racing, with two horses celebrating with champagne with the trainer and jockey below, following Storm Queen's victory in the Champagne Stakes at Sydney, the first filly to win the 'Golden Slipper Stakes'. 21"x14". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 629:
Lot 629
Australia. Sheffield Shield 1954/55. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age. The cartoon focuses on the washed out second day's play in the Victoria v South Australia match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 19th-23rd November 1954. The various panels refer to the 'Wash-out', suggesting that England who were touring Australia at the time had brought the weather from Manchester; Ian Johnson losing the toss for Victoria; 'Hole in One. Graham Hole wished it had rained on Friday, he only made 1' with Hole disappearing down a hole; five new players for South Australia, Pinch, Harris, Stevens, Horsnell and Roxby, depicted as fish and a frog in the 'M.C.G. "Aquarium"'; and M.C.C.'s match against Queensland also being rained off. 11.5"x18". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 630
Australia. Victoria v New South Wales 1945/46. 'A "wicket" weekend for N.S.W.'. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells, probably for the Melbourne Herald. The cartoon appears to be reporting on the first day's play at Princes Park, Melbourne (home of Carlton Cricket Club), 22nd-27th December 1945, in particularly hot conditions in the lead up to Christmas. Illustrations include a pitch with a crocodile, elephant, giraffe, camel and monkey; a reference to Bill O'Reily failing to take a wicket 'Nice Xmas spirit I don't think!'; 'To fast bowler Lindwall's "hot dogs" [feet] which stuck to their job in the heat without success'; and thanks 'Maurie Seivers and Ian Johnson for their 6th wicket partnership'. G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 631:
Lot 631
Australia. Victoria v Queensland 1964/65. Original pen and ink cartoon with pale blue shading by artist Samuel Wells for the Melbourne Age. The lower portion of the cartoon refers to Victoria's victory by 41 runs, 'Believe it or not "Brighter Cricket" hit the deck at the MCG, & only for 4 run-outs Vic. would have won their 1st S.S. match outright', and looks forward to the Boxing Day match 'with the "Heavyweight" champs N.S.W. at the M.C.G.', Bobby Simpson is shown holding a boxing glove filled with his team's recent achievements. The larger top portion of the cartoon relates to Australian tennis player, Roy Emerson, celebrating winning the 1964 Victoria title, and Emerson standing in front of a large tennis shoe in the style of the 'Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe', all the 'children' depicted as trophies won by Emerson and complaining there is no room for this new addition. 14.25"x21". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 632:
Lot 632
Frank William Milligan. Yorkshire & England 1894-1899. Original oil on canvas colour painting of Milligan, seated three quarter length wearing a Yorkshire cap, holding a ball. Inscription etched into the oil, lower left corner, 'Frank Milligan, Gentleman of Yorkshire, killed at Mafeking [South Africa]'. Artist and date unknown. The painting appears to be based on a studio photograph of Milligan c1895. Milligan was killed in action in 1900. Framed, overall 7"x7". Small surface blemish, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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Lot 633
Lord Harris, George Robert Canning, Kent & England 1870-1911. 'Lord Harris G.C.S.J. Treasurer. M.C.C.' Large mono print of Harris, half length, by Arthur Haker R.A. and Emery Walker. Signed in ink by Harris to lower border. Some fading to signature, some damp staining to lower quarter of image. Overall measures 13.5"x18". G
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: unsold
Harris was Treasurer of M.C.C. from 1916-1932
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'Portraits of Alfred Mynn, Esqr. and N. Felix Esqr. taken just previous to their playing the return single match for the Championship of England at Bromley, Kent. Septr. 29th 1846'. Large excellent lithograph of the two players, one holding a bat, the other a ball after Nicholas Felix, drawn on stone by C. Cousens and printed by C. Graf, highlighted with colour. Published by Messrs Bailey Brothers of Cornhill, London. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.75"x20.5". Minor age toning to image otherwise in good condition. A rare and famous image
Estimate: £700/1000
Hammer price: unsold
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'Rossall From The Cricket Field'. Edward J. Burrow 1903. Original etching of the field with players to foreground and school behind. Published by W.H. Beynon & Co, Cheltenham. Sold with 'Rossall Shore 1902'. Edward J. Burrow. Original etching of the beach and shoreline. Published by W.H. Beynon & Co, Cheltenham. Both framed and glazed, overall 17.5"x14.5". Slight staining to the 'Rossall Shore' etching otherwise good. Nice images.
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £72
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'The Eleven of England selected to contend in The Great Cricket Matches of the North for the Year 1847'. Very large lithograph, heightened with colour, of the fourteen players in cricket attire with players names printed to lower border. Players include Mynn, Felix, Guy, Parr, Dean, Clarke, Hillyer, Lillywhite, Pilch etc. Drawn by N. Felix and printed by N. Ploszcyznski of Hampstead . Published by Bailey Brothers of Cornhill on 20th November 1847. Framed and glazed. Overall 31"x27". Darkening and age toning to image, some foxing spots and odd minor nick to outer borders otherwise in good condition. A famous lithograph, one of the two rare large subjects produced by Felix
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £360
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Lot 637
'The Australians 1888'. Rare printed cotton handkerchief commemorating the 1888 Australian tour of England. The handkerchief with large central printed portrait of the team and Manager, Beal, with printed title to top and players' names below. Players featured include McDonnell (Captain), Bonnor, Trott, Bannerman, Turner, Ferris, Woods etc. Framed and glazed overall 10"x11". The handkerchief has very minor foxing, otherwise appears in very good condition. A rarely seen handkerchief
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: £750
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'Fuller Pilch'. Early large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Fuller Pilch in cricket attire and cap holding a cricket bat to his right hand side. John Corbett Anderson. Published by John Corbett Anderson and Fred Lillywhite on the 1st July 1851, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.5"x19.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £650
Fuller Pilch. Kent 1836-1854
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'The World's Greatest Batsman: J.B. Hobbs'. Colour print of Hobbs, three quarter length wearing M.C.C. touring blazer and cap from an original by W. Smithson Broadhead. Published by the Illustrated Sporting and Dramatic News in 1925. Mounted with signature in ink of Hobbs mounted below. The print measures approx. 11.5"x15.5". Framed and glazed, overall 16"x21". Some light fading to the print, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £38
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Lot 640
'Captain of the Eleven'. Pears advertising cricket print of evocative image of the boy cricketer batting in the garden, after the Mezzotint by Philip Calderon 1883. The print with 'Pears' printed to lower left corner. Framed and glazed. Overall 25"x34". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £50
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London Charterhouse. 'The School from the Upper Green'. C.W. Radclyffe c1840. Excellent hand tinted lithograph printed by Day & Haghe depicting cricket being played with school buildings in the background. 16"x11". Mounted, overall 22.5"x17". Very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £50
Charterhouse was original founded in 1611 on the site of a monastery in Charterhouse Square in London, and moved to its present site near Godalming in Surrey in 1872
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Lot 642
West View of Harrow School. Rare original hand-coloured aquatint by W. Nicholls after T. Rickards, published by Nicholls in 1808. The image depicts a view of the school with boys playing and relaxing in the walled playground, a church in the background. The print measures 12"x8.75". Mounted, framed and glazed in contemporary frame, overall 21"x17.5". Some wear to the frame, the print in very good condition with nice colours
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: unsold
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Blackheath. Nine original coloured steel engravings published by Rock & Co., 1864. At least four of the scenes depict cricket being played. Attractively mounted in a single frame, each print measures approx. 4.25"x3.5". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 21"x18". Very good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £50
Lot 644:
Lot 644
'The Cricketer's Nightmare. The Batsman'. Fred Leist 1878-1945. Excellent and original imaginative colour lithograph c1905, with title to lower border of contemporary mount and frame. Overall 12.5"x16". Very good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Fred Leist worked for the Graphic between 1901 and 1910 and produced a series called 'The Cricketer's Nightmare' taking the discomfort that cricketers all experience at some times to a horrific extreme
Lot 645:
Lot 645
'Crowd around a Cricket Sight Board'. L.S. Lowry. Reproduction print of 850 copies published after the artists death and stamped by the Fine Art Trade Guild. Limited edition 838/850. Framed and glazed. Overall 36"x15". VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £70
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Australian tour of South Africa 1921/22. Thomas James Edwin Andrews. New South Wales & Australia 1912-1929. Six printed pen and ink caricature of Australian cricketers on the tour. The players are T.J.E. Andrews, J.M. Taylor, W. Bardsley, W. Oldfield, C.G. Macartney and H.S.T.L. Hendry. Each image has a good original ink signature on paper piece, laid down to the image. The caricatures drawn by artist 'Quip', D. Lefebvre, in 1921, reproduced from 'The Star' newspaper. Johannesburg. Each framed and glazed, 10"x12.5". Slight ageing otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 647:
Lot 647
George Anderson. Yorkshire 1850-1869. 'The Illustrated Sporting News' 9th July 1864. Large full page engraving of Anderson standing full length leaning on a bat at the wicket taken from an original photograph by McLean & Haes of Haymarket. Sold with another page from the newspaper dated 7th July 1866 with a similar, smaller engraving of Anderson. Some foxing to the larger image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Anderson was a member of Parr's team that toured Australia in 1863/644
Lot 648:
Lot 648
'Greycing the Oval'. Full page extract from Punch dated 25th November 1931 featuring a reproduction of a sketch illustration by Frank Reynolds featuring W.G. Grace standing full length at The Oval holding a bat, the oval surrounding border with three racing greyhounds. Title and limerick poem below relating to greyhound racing at The Oval. Light creasing, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Frank Reynolds contributed his cartoons to Punch and other magazines from 1906 to the 1930's and was famous for his sporting cartoons, he eventually became art editor for the magazine
Lot 649:
Lot 649
'England v Australia, Centenary Test, Lord's 1980'. Arthur Weaver 1980. Large colour print of the Test at Lord's. Signed to the mount border in pencil by seventy two players, mainly English. Signatures include Emburey, Moxon, Arnold, Athey, Salisbury, Willey, Larkins, Titmus, Tavare, Gooch, Foster, Lillee, Gower, Gatting, Woolmer, Donald, Fowler, Reeve, Broad, Hendrick, Lewis etc. Mounted, framed and glazed. Approx 25.5"x19" overall. Minor water staining to lower left corner of the mount, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 650:
Lot 650
'Conversation Piece 1997'. Andrew Festing. Limited edition print from the original painting commissioned by M.C.C. of eleven former England Captains and players seated and standing informally wearing England and M.C.C. touring blazers. Players are John Edrich, John Snow, Brian Close, Fred Titmus, Geoff Boycott, Ray Illingworth, Basil D'Oliveira, Dennis Amiss, Alan Knott, M.J.K. Smith and Derek Underwood. Signed in pencil to the lower border by the artist and all players with the exception of Knott. Limited edition no. 50/250. Framed and glazed, overall 21.75"x18". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £80
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Jeff Thomson and Allan Border. Australia. Two colour prints by Andrews, one of Thomson in bowling action, the other of Border batting. Each print signed to the image by the featured player. Both prints mounted, framed and glazed, each overall 16.5"x14.75". Some loss to the frame gilts, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £25/35
Hammer price: £5
Lot 652:
Lot 652
'Canterbury'. Original mono print of a pen an ink drawing from an original by Aylwin Sampson of the pavilion at Canterbury, Kent, with spectators watching a match in progress. Signed in pencil to the borders by the artist and fifteen former England Test captains Hutton, Dexter, Greig, Lewis, Denness, Carr, Close, Graveney, Illingworth, Emburey, C. Cowdrey, Gooch, Gatting, Stewart and Vaughan. The print measures approx. 12"x9", mounted overall 15.5"x12". VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £42
Lot 653:
Lot 653
Nottinghamshire Knights. Richard Hadlee and Garry Sobers. A photo montage comprising two colour portrait images reproduced from original cameos, signed below in black ink by Hadlee and Sobers. Framed and glazed, overall 8.75"x6.5". VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £30
Lot 654:
Lot 654
Bob Appleyard, Jim Binks and Don Wilson, Yorkshire. Three colour prints from originals by Ken Taylor (Yorkshire & England). The images depict Appleyard in bowling action, Binks wicketkeeping, and Wilson bowling. Each print signed in ink by the artist and the featured player. The Binks and Taylor prints laid to mounts, various sizes , approx. 10"x14" and smaller. VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £25
Lot 655:
Lot 655
Wilfred Rhodes. Yorkshire & England 1898-1930. Excellent print of Rhodes in bowling action, from the original by Ernest Moore, 1923, published by Weatherells of Leeds, reproduced by Beck & Inchbold of Leeds. Signed to the print by Rhodes, the signature faded but legible. The print, measuring 9.25"x14", in modern mount, overall 15"x19.5". Slight fading to image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 656:
Lot 656
'Johnny Garlic Sausage'. Graham Clarke. Original humorous colour etching of a cricket team on tour in France, with the cricketers sitting in and around an omnibus, with a wooden 'members only' hut in tow. In the background are many locals wearing berets looking on. Limited edition no. 123/400. Signed in pencil to the mount by the artist. The print measures approx. 21.5"x13.5". Attractively mounted, framed and glazed, overall 28.5"x21.5". Very good condition
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £140
Lot 657:
Lot 657
'Hampshire County Cricket Club in Safe Hands 1932-2000'. Original print from an original by Paul J. Vater, produced for Adrian Aymes' benefit, 2000. The print features pencil drawings of six Hampshire wicket keepers including Aymes. Others are Neil McCorkell (1932-1951), Leo Harrison (1936-1966), Brian Timms (1959-1968), Bob Stephenson (1969-1980), and Bobby Parks (1980-1992). Limited edition number 17 of 20. Signed in pencil to the print by the artist and Aymes, and by the others on cards mounted below. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 26.5"x20.5". From the personal collection of Leo Harrison. G/VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 658:
Lot 658
'The Oval. England v Australia, 1981'. Large limited edition colour print by artist Eric Thompson of the Test at The Oval in 1981. Unnumbered limited edition of 850 prints produced. Framed and glazed, overall 24.5"x18". VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: £18
Lot 659:
Bob Farndon. Full set of six limited edition colour prints of humourous cricket images by artist Farndon. Prints entitled 'Howzat', 'Wait On', 'Lots Ball', 'Wide' and 'No Ball'. All limited edition of 750 prints and signed by the artist. All framed and glazed. 16"x13". VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 660:
Lot 660
'The Birth of the Ashes'. Mounted montage of modern replica items from the Museum of Cricket, Lord's Cricket Ground including the match scorecard, handwritten batting orders, page from the Boyle & Co scorebook with handwritten detail, all nicely reproduced and displayed. Limited edition 639 of 1882. Framed and glazed, 22"x33" overall. VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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