Grand National Cricket Match. S T. Gill, British/Australian.
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Grand National Cricket Match

c1857. Tinted lithograph, artist, caption and text below image, 34.2 x 46.7cm. Repaired tears to upper left edge of image and margin, minor surface loss to left margin. Framed.

Caption and text continues “Played in the Outer Domain, Sydney, January 14th, 15th & 16th, 1857. By eleven players of N.S.Wales & eleven of Victoria to whom this plate is respectfully dedicated by their obedient servant J. Fowles. NSW players: G. Howell, G. Rees, E. Sadler, W.C. Still, H. Hilliard, O. Lewis, G. Gilbert, T. Lewis, R. Murray, Captain Ward, J. McKane; F. Wyatt, scorer, R. Driver, junior umpire. Victoria players: J.M. Bryant, D.M. Sargeant, G. Marshall, E. a’Beckett, W.L. Rees, G. Elliott, W. Hammersly, T.W. Wills, R. Coulstock, C. Cumberland, B. Butterworth; H. Biers, scorer, C.F. Cameron, umpire. Printed by Allan & Wigley, Lithographic Printers.”

Very rare. One of the most important separately issued early cricket prints published in Australia.

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Item #CL169-19

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