Cricket Prints, Original Artwork & Paintings

Lot 498:
Lot 498
'West Indies Tour of England, 1950'. Tom Smitch. Mono pen and ink artwork on card depicting head and shoulder caricatures of eight members of the 1950 West Indies touring party. Players featured are John Goddard, Everton Weekes, Sonny Ramadhin, Robert Christiani, Alf Valentine, Cecil Williams, Allan Rae and Lance Pierre. 11"x10". Foxing to card, otherwise in good/ very good condition. We assume this to be a copy from the original, but are not certain[?]. Sold with an original cloth covered Wisden Cricketers' Almanack for 1951 including coverage of the 1950 West Indies tour. Slight bowing to spine, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Tom Smitch was an amateur illustrator and cartoonist who worked as a printer for the Isle of Wight County Press
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Frank Holmes Tyson. Northamptonshire & England 1952-1960. 'Bowling a Grenade'. Excellent original pen and ink cartoon by Willie Rushton of Tyson bowling at the crease, delivering a ball depicted as a hand grenade, with the umpire cowering at the wicket. The artwork is signed by Tyson, dated 28th December 1998[?] with dedication 'To Alan [Curtis] with best wishes'. The artwork measures approx. 5"x7". Mounted, framed and glazed overall 8.75"x11.5", the mount with small gilt Lord's Taverners emblem to top border. To the verso is a label for Jack Duncan Cartoons & Books, signed by Duncan, with blind embossed stamp for The Lord's Taverners, printed provenance of 'The artist's family', and handwritten annotation in ink stating that the cartoon was reproduced on page 10 of 'The Thoughts of Trueman Now' first published in 1978. Ex Alan Curtis (actor) collection. VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £140
Lot 500:
Lot 500
George Chilman. England v South Africa. 'The Third Test'. Original pen and ink, highlighted with colour, humorous caricature drawing by Chilman showing various scenes from the Third Test played at Headingley, Leeds in July 1924. The scenes refer to the team selection, with 'Jack Hobbs worth his place' (he made 211 in the previous Test), the weather, the weak South African batting etc. Players illustrated include Hobbs, Blankenberg etc. Signed and dated by Chilman, July 1924. 6.75"x9". Excellent images. G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £140
England won the Test by nine wickets, Hendren making 132 and Tate taking 9 wickets in the match
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Lot 501
Alfred Louis 'Alf' Valentine. Jamaica & West Indies 1949-1965. Original pen and ink caricature of Valentine by Mickey Durling, dated 1950, and date stamped to verso, 24th June 1950. 5"x8". Crease to one corner, minor soiling, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £90
Mickey Durling was an artist who worked on the Sunday Empire News as a cartoonist in the 1950s. A series of football trade cards was issued by the paper in 1953 featuring caricatures by Durling
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Cricket cartoons 1920s/1930s. Original pen and ink cartoon by 'Heap' of a batsman playing an attacking shot, sending the Yorkshire bowlers flying. The captions read, 'Hey, you can't do that, we're supposed to be good' and 'Bowes and "Mac" [Macaulay] didn't give Barnet [sic] any "vertical breeze"'. The scoreboard shows the total at 34, batsman no. 1 having scored 1, and no. 2 32. It would appear that the Barnett referred to is C.J. Barnett of Gloucestershire, probably early 1930s. 6"x8.5". Pin holes to corners, damage to one edge, otherwise in good condition. Sold with an original mono pen and ink cartoon by 'Mac', dated 1929, of two cricketers and a kangaroo. One player, a batsman, is captioned in pencil 'N.C. Blackman, Vice Capt. "Aspro" Cricket XI', the other, a wicketkeeper, 'Hockley. Sports Secy. "Aspro"'. 8.5"x9.5". Pencil annotation to verso, 'For Slough Journal'. Also a newspaper cutting of a cartoon, 'High Barnett [Ben Barnett, Australia] with illustrations and commentary from the 1st Test, England v Australia, Trent Bridge 1938, and a disbound and incomplete copy of a book of Arthur Mailey cartoons of the Australian touring party 1921. Qty 4. Odd faults as described, overall in good condition
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £50
Harry Heap was a cartoonist for the Yorkshire Star from 1928 until his retirement in 1965
Lot 503:
Lot 503
Village Cricket Match. W. Davidson 1951. Attractive original oil on canvas painting of a village cricket scene with church, trees and pavilion in the background. Signed and dated by the artist. The canvas measures approx. 10"x8". Framed in gilt frame, overall 14"x11". A nice image in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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'The Cricket Match'. Norman Hunter. Original attractive scene in oil/ acrylic of two boys watching a cricket match through a window in a country setting. Signed 'NH', date unknown. Inscription to back board with the title and artist's name. 11"x11". Framed, overall 14"x14". VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: £120
Lot 505:
Lot 505
'Cricket on Dartmoor'. Norman Stevenson 1895. Original watercolour by Stevenson of an attractive scene looking out over Dartmoor with a cricket match in progress in the foreground. Dated 6th July [18]95. Approx. 7"x5". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 13"x12". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £130
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'Village Cricket'. W.A. Maine after John Ritchie. Original oil on canvas painting of the scene of a cricket match in progress in a valley with spectators looking on from a wooded hillside, as depicted in the original by John Ritchie (1855) held in the M.C.C. collection. Signed 'W.A. Maine', undated. 30"x20" unframed. Some surface wear, overall in good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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'The Cricket Match (Lustleigh Devon)'. P.A.[?] Shreeve. Attractive original watercolour of a scene of a cricket match in progress in a parkland setting, hills in the background. Signed by the artist, and to label to backboard. Approx 14.5"x10". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 19"x16". G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £70
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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' and 'Mr E. W. Dillon' printed to lower border. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Very good condition. Rare
Estimate: £800/1200
Hammer price: £900
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 509:
'Mr James Henry Dark. Proprietor of Lord's Cricket Ground'. Original lithograph 'Sketches at Lord's No. 1' published by John Corbet Anderson on 1st March 1852 and printed by John C Anderson. The lithograph attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 10.75"x13.75". Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 510
'The Umpire. William Caldercourt'. Original lithograph 'Sketches at Lord's No. 2' published by John Corbet Anderson on 1st March 1852 and printed by John C Anderson. The lithograph attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 10.75"x13.75". Very good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
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After Charles J. Basebe. Alfred Mynn, Charles George Taylor, George Leopold Langdon and Roger Kynaston Jnr. Hand coloured aquatint, four on a large single sheet by C. Hunt. Originally published by W.H. Mason, October 13th 1841. The sheet measures approximately 17"x23.5", good border to edge. Framed and glazed, overall 22.25"x26". Good/very good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: unsold
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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. Published by Bailey Brothers of Cornhill. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 17"x23". Some age toning and light staining to image otherwise in good condition. A rare image
Estimate: £400/600
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 513:
Lot 513
'Louis Busiere. Portrait of Lewis Cage standing in a landscape, holding cricket bat and standing next to stumps and ball'. Coloured mezzotint published by Henry Graves, London, 1929 and signed 'L. Busiere' to lower right border. 'Print Sellers Association Blindstamp' to corner. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 23.5"x32". Some foxing spots to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
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Lot 514
'The Cricket Boy'. Eleanor Milner (1860-1953) after Thomas Gainsborough. mezzotint, published by G.C. Klackner, 1922, 18.75 by 13.75ins. (47.6 b. Coloured mezzotint published by G.C. Klackner, London 1922, and signed 'Elenor Milner' to lower right border. 'Print Sellers Association Blindstamp' to corner. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 22.5"x29". Minor soiling to mount to image otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £180/250
Hammer price: £250
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Worcestershire C.C.C. Four modern framed and glazed prints and photographs relating to Worcestershire cricket. Includes a sepia photograph of the Worcestershire team dressed in a variety of blazers, some wearing caps, posed casually as in old cricket team photographs. The photograph, produced in support of Richard Illingworth's Benefit Year in 1997, mounted and signed to mount by all thirteen players featured. Signatures include Moody, Hick, Illingworth, Solanki, Rhodes, Newport, Sheriyar, Curtis etc. Limited edition no. 124/150. Overall 15.5"x13.5". Colour photograph of the moment when Illingworth bowled Phil Simmons of the West Indies with his first ball in Test cricket at Trent Bridge on 5th July 1991, with Jack Russell and Robin Smith looking on. Signed by Illingworth and Simmons. Printed caption below. Overall 12.5"x11". 'Worcestershire Test Cricketers of the Nineties'. Mono print depicting the ten players, head and shoulders, around a sketch of the Pavilion. Signed by all ten featured players, Botham, Benjamin, Dilley, Moody, Rhodes, Radford, Hick, Illingworth, Newport, Curtis and the artist, Darren Woolley, dated 1998. Limited edition no. 45/250. Overall 21"x16". 'Graeme Hick- Century of Centuries'. Limited edition colour print by artist David Stallard produced in Hick's Benefit year. Signed by the artist and Hick. Limited edition of 100 copies signed by Hick and the artist, this being no. 27. Attached to verso is a handwritten card from Hick to 'Harold', signed 'Graeme & Jackie'. Overall 22"x29". VG
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £15
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Lot 516
Angus Robert Charles Fraser. Middlesex & England 1984-2002. Original colour print of a watercolour of Fraser in bowling action with the Lord's pavilion in the background. Artist unidentified. Hand printed title to lower border, 'Angus R.C. Fraser. Stanmore C.C., Middlesex C.C.C. & England'. The print signed in pencil by Fraser with dedication, 'To Alan [Curtis]. Thanks for all your help during my Benefit year. Best wishes, Angus Fraser' and dated 1997. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 17"x17.5". Ex Alan Curtis collection. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 517:
Lot 517
Early cricket engravings. Three early prints, of which two are hand coloured, 'Cricketing (Lord's Cricket Ground, St. John's Wood, Match of the Gentlemen & Players)', and 'International Cricket Match at Kennington Oval', both depicting general views of matches in play. Also a magazine page extract c.1870 of an engraving depicting a 'Cricket-Group of Crack Gentlemen Players' featuring C.I. Thornton, C.E. Green, W.G. Grace, V.E. Walker, F.C. Cobden, W.B. Money and F.E.R. Fryer. All three mounted, two framed. Various sizes, overall approx. 14"x12". Ex Alan Curtis (actor) collection. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: £35
Lot 518:
Lot 518
Len Hutton and Cyril Washbrook 1950s. Original mono press photograph of Hutton and Washbrook walking out to bat at Trent Bridge. Signed in ink to the photograph by both players. Date, match and publisher unknown. 5.5"x7.5". VG
Estimate: £30/40
Hammer price: £35
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'Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury 1906'. Albert Chevallier Tayler 1907. Large colour limited edition print of Blythe bowling to Tyldesley with the fielders around the bat. Signed to lower border in pencil by Colin Cowdrey and E.W. Swanton, with facsimile signature of Leslie Ames. Limited edition no. 14/150. To the verso is a copy of a letter from E.W. Swanton explaining that Ames had died days before he was due to sign the Collector's Edition of the print, hence the addition of Ames' facsimile signature. Also an interesting letter from the granddaughter of Frank Harry who was a member of the Lancashire team that played in the match depicted. Mounted and framed. 40"x27" overall. Very good condition. Sold with a large colour screen print on canvas of David Steele in batting action for England, playing a shot to leg. Artist unknown. Framed, overall 25.5"x25.5". Some soiling to canvas margins, otherwise in good condition. Qty 2
Estimate: £50/70
Hammer price: £30
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Lot 520
'Brian Close. Yorkshire and England. Sporting Gr8s Hardmen'. Limited edition print of a montage of three photographs of Close, two in batting action, one of him heavily bruised having faced the West Indies bowlers. Limited edition no. 50/330, signed in pencil by Close. VG
Estimate: £20/30
Hammer price: unsold
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'The Australian Cricketers at Kennington Oval' 1880. The First Test Match in England. Original large double page hand coloured engraving taken from The Illustrated London News 15th September 1880 of two scenes from the first Test match in England. One depicts 'The Match. Lord Harris (Captn. of the English Team) saving a 4', the other 'The Finish' with the large crowd storming the field at the close of play, England having won the match by five wickets. 21.5"x16" in modern mount. Some tears to edges, otherwise in good condition. Sold with two bookplate style page extracts, each comprising illustrations by H.F. Crowther-Smith on a green background, both dated 1921. One, titled 'A Few Impressions' depicts caricatures of Australians A.A. Mailey, H.L. Collins, J.M. Gregory, W.W. Armstrong, C. Kelleway 'The Stone Waller', and W. Bardsley. The other, 'Further Impressions' depicts English players, F.E. Woolley on the telephone 'to his little friend C.G. Macartney [Australia]', H. Strudwick, J.B. Hobbs, P.G.H. Fender, and J.W.H.T. Douglas boxing with a kangaroo. Both measure approx. 7"x9.5", each mounted in modern mount. VG. Qty 3
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £32

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