(1) Walter Jardine (Australian, 1884-1970). [Dr William Gilbert “W.G.” Grace]. c1930s. Watercolour, signed upper left, 18.2 x 13.2cm. Slight soiling.
Design for the accompanying card, An Ideal Cricket Eleven Series. No. 1: Dr W.G. Grace, based on a 1908 photograph of Grace when he made his final first-class appearance from 20-22 April 1908 for the Gentlemen of England v Surrey at The Oval. This was his only appearance in 1908.
W.G. Grace (Brit. 1848-1915), an amateur English cricketer, is considered to be one of the greatest players, and was instrumental in cricket’s development. Ref: Wiki; Birmingham Mail, 3.6.2015.
(2) After Walter Jardine (Aust., 1884-1970). An Ideal Cricket Eleven Series. No. 1: Dr W.G. Grace, c1930s. Colour process screen collector’s card with letterpress signature in block upper left, 20.2 x 9.5cm (paper). Laid down on acid-free backing.
Text includes “(Gloucestershire) 1848-1915. Famous All-rounder. Eight times, he took 100 wickets and scored 1,000 runs in one season of first-class cricket. Made 126 centuries in first-class cricket. Scored 1,000 runs in a season 28 times. Took 2,876 wickets and scored 54,896 runs in first-class cricket. A man of stamina. Ask for Stamina Self-supporting Trousers. Stamina Clothes, tailored from Crusader Cloth. Ideal for every wear, everywhere.”
Rare to have artwork together with original advertising card..
Price (AUD): $2,200.00 other currencies