Cricket Paintings And Prints

Lot 730:
Lot 730
Leslie Grimes, 1898-1983, artist and cartoonist. Original cartoon c1940s/1950s in charcoal of two contemplative school boys standing by a window in the corridor of what appears to be an historic school. The caption below reads 'The least you can do is to tear Dennis [sic] Compton out of your autograph book'. Nicely signed 'Grimes'. 15"x12". Formerly the property of Malvern College, Worcestershire. Nicely executed and in good condition
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: unsold
Grimes worked in advertising before becoming a cartoonist and poster designer in the 1920s and 1930s, and became an official war artist in the Second World War It is not known where the subject of this cartoon is set, nor what Compton had achieved to upset the schoolboys
Lot 731:
Lot 731
J.C.B. Knight. Illustrator and cartoonist. An pencil cartoon depicting a batsman writhing in agony, his stumps broken, being consoled by the bowler, the wicket keeper, umpire and fielders looking on. The caption to the lower border in the artist's hand reads, 'Demon Bowler (consolingly)- "Never mind, old man- I reckon that ball was unplayable anyway!"'. Signed by Knight to lower right corner, dated April 1927 to top border. Signed again to verso with stamp for The Byron Studios, Farringdon Avenue, London. 13.5"x10". Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Knight was a book illustrator active in the 1920s-1950s. As well as illustrating books he also had cartoons published in Punch
Lot 732:
Lot 732
J.C.B. Knight. Illustrator and cartoonist. An pencil cartoon depicting a batsman walking out to bat in a village cricket match wearing a flat cap and braces, with his team mates watching on from the marquee. The caption to the lower border in the artist's hand reads, 'Next man in but one (anxiously) "Try and stick in a bit, Charlie,- I ain't got me pads on yet!"'. Signed by Knight to lower right corner, dated April 1927 to top border. Signed again to verso with stamp for The Byron Studios, Farringdon Avenue, London. 13.5"x10". Horizontal and vertical folds, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Knight was a book illustrator active in the 1920s-1950s. As well as illustrating books he also had cartoons published in Punch
Lot 733:
Lot 733
C.W. Ende. Cricket artist and illustrator. Original cartoon in pencil depicting two cricketers standing in front of a very tall set of stumps and bails, the stumps having sprouted branches. The caption reads, 'It's that groundsman and his super fertilizer again!'. 6"x8.75". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 734:
Lot 734
England v Australia 1938. Len Hutton's 364 Test cricket record. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The cartoon, date stamped to verso 25th August 1938, depicts Hutton seated at the head of a dining table, his head formed by a cricket bat inscribed 'King Batsman', and wearing a crown. Hutton is being toasted by ten gentlemen in formal evening dress standing on chairs and the table, saluting Hutton on his achievement. Watching on in the background of the top left corner is Herbert Sutcliffe, 'my protege'. Hiding under the table can be seen the rear end of a kangaroo with a knot tied in its tail. The centrepiece of the table comprises a cricket strip inscribed '364' to the centre, with stumps at either end. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 16.5"x11.25". Minor damage to lower left hand corner otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £420
In the fifth and final Test played at The Oval Hutton made the world record score of 364, supported by Leyland 187 and Hardstaff 169no from a 1st innings score of 903-7dec. England won by an innings and 579 runs to tie the Ashes series 1-1. Wells born in 1885 worked drawing sporting cartoons for the Melbourne Punch, Herald and The Age and also worked for the Daily Dispatch in the UK
Lot 735:
Lot 735
'Tops-y Turvey'. West Indies tour to Australia 1951/52. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The cartoon relates to the tour match, Victoria v West Indies, played at Melbourne Cricket Ground, 23rd-27th November 1951. Players featured include Sonny Ramadhin, 'Little spinner had another successful afternoon' bowling, with his three victims in the match, 'Lin' Hassett, 'Sam' Loxton and 'Ian' Johnson depicted as spinning tops, Hassett saying '3rd time I've had this, I'm taking up bowls!'. The cartoon also mentions a 'Feature of game - good work by Vic Colts, specially Chambers, comments on the 'Number of dropped catches, missed stumpings, by Bob Christiana behind the wicket' who is shown crouching behind the stumps holding net, with a bottle of 'glue for the gloves', two buckets etc. Other players featured include 'Cocky Chambers's 3 left offs by Bob, 'Fergie' Ferguson and Considine who both scored ducks, Trim who suffered a black eye etc. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 11.25"x18". Small tear to top right hand corner, pin holes to corners, otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
The tour match was drawn
Lot 736:
Lot 736
'The Deoch an' Doris. Final Test Tomorrow'. Australia tour to England 1953. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The major part of the cartoon relates to the impending fifth and final Test match at The Oval, 15th-19th August 1953, and features a lion shaking hands with a kangaroo at a bar each raising their glasses with the caption, 'May the best man win'. The lion is eyeing the Ashes urn kept in the kangaroo's pouch. Also featured are caricatures of an English gentleman and an Australian also raising their glasses and looking forward to another drawn match, with a duck to the side '... keeping my fingers crossed'. Below, the England captain, Len Hutton, is seen studying a coin through a magnifying glass with Hassett looking on, 'We've got a kind kinda feeling that Hassett's not going to win the toss this time'. Also included is a reference to the weather, 'Where's Manchester's rain got to?', the Australians having just completed a tour match against Lancashire in sunshine, meanwhile it is raining at The Oval. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 11.25"x16.5". Small tear to lower left hand corner, pin holes to lower corners, otherwise in good/very good condition
Estimate: £120/160
Hammer price: £140
With the first four Tests drawn, England won the fifth Test by eight wickets to take the series 1-0 and regain the Ashes for the first time since the infamous 'Bodyline' series of 1932/33. 'A Deoch an' Doris' is Gaelic meaning 'a drink at the door'
Lot 737:
Lot 737
'The Stones - Chairing the Winner'. Sheffield Shield 1965/66 season. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The cartoon, dated 4th March 1966, relates to the final match of the Sheffield Shield season, Western Australia v New South Wales, Perth, 25th February- 1st March 1966. The major part of the cartoon features a cricketer depicted in stone, 'Old Stonewaller', with a shield inscribed 'Sheffield Shield Winners 1966 N.S.W.', being carried aloft by six New South Wales players. The caption reads 'A stonewalling partnership between Philpott & Taber wrecked the hopes of W.A. of taking the Shield this season'. The players featured are Renneberg, Corling, Martin, Rothwell, Taber ('54 in 142m') and Philpott ('23 in 120m'). To the right is a caricature of the Western Australia bowler, Jim Hubble, 'A surprise packet in S. African team' for the 1966/67 Australian tour to South Africa. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 14"x21". G/VG
Estimate: £60/80
Hammer price: unsold
With Western Australia needing to beat New South Wales to win the Sheffield Shield, they were thwarted in New South Wales's second innings by the rearguard of Philpott, Taber, Corling and Renneberg who, going in to the final day, took their overnight score of 86/5 to 222 all out. Western Australia ended on 96/1 resulting in a draw, and New South Wales the Sheffield Shield winners
Lot 738:
Lot 738
Australia tour to South Africa 1966/67. 'Ali (Baba) Bacher & "Tiger" Lance- They made their presence "Veldt" at Jo'Burg'. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The cartoon, dated 18th November 1966, celebrates 'South Africa's 1st win ever, over Australian side on a tour there' in the match between Transvaal v Australians, Johannesburg, 11th-15th November 1966. The cartoon features Ali Bacher dressed as Ali Baba and Herbert 'Tiger' Lance in a tiger suit, the two holding an exhausted kangaroo. Each player is carrying a bat depicting the number of runs each scored in the match for Transvaal in their second innings (Bacher 235, Lance 107). The caption reads 'Bad luck for Kanger that he wandered into Wanderers Ground. We'll draw a "Vall" over it'. In the background is a leaping springbok proclaiming, 'Now for the Tests'. Below are caricatures of Ian Brayshaw and Bill Playle of Western Australia, both depicted as fish, 'Look out Vics- The Gropers are here & on the "Bite". They've already taken the 4pts from Q & N.S.W.'. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 14"x20.75". G/VG
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
In the tour match Transvaal beat the Australians by 76 runs. South Africa went on to win a Test series against Australia for the first time, winning 3-1 with one match drawn
Lot 739:
Lot 739
Australia tour to South Africa 1966/67. 'Both have something in common for the vital 3rd Test- "Knots". They both start off Even Steven'. Large original pen and ink caricature/ cartoon artwork, highlighted with colour, for 'The Age' newspaper by artist Samuel Wells. The cartoon, dated 20th January 1967, depicts a South African springbok and Australian kangaroo, both dressed in cricket whites, each with a knot in its tail. The kangaroo is carrying 'Ducks for S. Af.' in its pouch. The springbok is pointing to the kangaroo saying, 'Plenty of room for more knots in that tail'. The lower third of the cartoon describes the recently drawn tour match v Orange Free State, Eddie Barlow 'back & fit' for the Test match, and speculates whether both Hawke and Hubble will play for Australia, 'Both will be needed if they're going to get Barlow & Co. Out'. The cartoon, signed by Wells, measures 11.25"x18". G/VG
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
With the Test series tied at 1-1, South Africa won the third Test match at Durban by eight wickets. They went on to win their first Test series against Australia 3-1
Lot 740:
Lot 740
Victor Thomas Trumper. New South Wales & Australia 1894-1914. Original pen and ink caricature of Trumper, head and shoulders, produced for publication in the Sydney Sun-Herald. Signed by the artist, 'F.E.'. Stamped to verso 'S.H. Sport' and dated 20th June 1966. 6"x9". Some creasing, not affecting the image, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
Lot 741:
Lot 741
Nicholas 'Felix' Wanostrocht. Kent & Surrey 1834-1852. An original watercolour titled 'The Pedlars', depicting an idyllic rural scene of a pedlar leading his wife on a donkey along a country lane, a cottage in the background. The painting measures 9.5"x6.5", laid to mount with neatly handwritten title and 'N. Felix 1863' to lower margin. Nicely framed and glazed, overall 14"x11". Pin holes to each corner of the painting, some wear to frame gilt, otherwise in very good condition
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £400
Nicholas Wanostrocht, 1804-1876 was also known as Felix and was one of the leading cricketers of his time. He played for both Kent and Surrey and wrote the classic cricket book 'Felix on the Bat'. He was also a well known artist
Lot 742:
Lot 742 Lot 742
Original paintings. Attractive colour pen and watercolour painting of the pavilion at Fenners, Cambridge by Kay Chadwick, signed and dated 1971 and a further gouache painting entitled 'From The Pavilion' by John Bullock. Signed by Bullock and with printed inscription 'To Robin, from his lay colleagues at Ampleforth 1990'. Both mounted, framed and displayed. Overall 19"x15" and 17"x14". Very good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £80/120
Withdrawn
Hammer price: withdrawn
Lot 743:
Lot 743 Lot 743
Allan Lamb. Original water colour painting of Lamb, head and shoulders and action shot, dated 1988. Signed by Lamb. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 14.5"x19". Also a limited edition 'Artist Proof' print of Lamb documenting his cricket career, framed and glazed overall 21.5"x17.5". Sold with a framed mono photograph of a cricket team in front of a thatched pavilion, caption to verso reads, 'Finedon Feast- 1911 (Northants)' , and a selection of framed modern cricket prints/ cartoons etc. Qty 8. G/VG
Estimate: £50/80
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 744:
Lot 744
Cricket prints. A selection including 'I Zingari Out of Darkness through fir into Light' Excellent limited edition colour print of a cricketer in I.Z. Blazer, signed by artist and limited edition 127/350 copies, an original Vanity Fair lithograph of Lord Dalmeny 'In his Father's steps', ' 'Howzat' by David Hinchcliffe. Limited edition 139/850 and two other prints. Ex Altham collection. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £40
Lot 745:
Lot 745
Arts and Crafts. Two individually made oval wooden 'Arts and Crafts' pictures frames, one containing a colour reproduction of a famous cricket scene. The frames measure 18"x14.75" with carved leaf and flower designs and decorative borders. Some loss to border designs, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 746:
Lot 746
Durham C.C.C. Large colour limited edition print of The University Ground, Durham, by Roy Perry, limited edition 18/250. Presented to commemorate Durham's first visit to Northampton, 12th August 1993 during their inaugural season in first-class cricket. Signed to the print by the artist and to the mount by twelve Durham players. Signatures include Larkins, Graveney, Hughes, Scott, Cummins, Bainbridge, Brown etc. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 27.5"x20.5". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 747:
Lot 747
Brian Lara. 'Tim Munton Benefit Year 1998'. Large colour limited edition print of The County Ground, Edgbaston, by C.B. Flinders, limited edition 141/200. Signed in pencil to the lower border by the artist and fourteen Warwickshire players. Signatures include Tim Munton, Brian Lara, Ashley Giles, Gladstone Small, Mark Wagh etc. VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 748:
Lot 748
'Sir Donald Bradman' by Alan Fearnley. Excellent colour limited edition print of Bradman batting in Australian cap. Published by 'The Quorn Fine Art Co, Loughborough, England 1980'. Nicely signed in pencil by Don Bradman and the artist Alan Fearnley. Limited edition 779/850. Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 26"x31". VG
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £110
Lot 749:
Lot 749
Edward Turnour, Earl Winterton. Sussex 1862-1867. Original mono lithograph of Turnour in later years, published in The Country Gentleman, Sporting Gazette and Agricultural Journal, 8th June 1889. Printed by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. The print laid to board, overall 15"x10.5". Some foxing to print, trimming to board affecting printed title to top border, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £50
Turnour played five first-class matches for Sussex, and also played for Norfolk in 1868. He was on the committee of Sussex and M.C.C. and President of M.C.C. in 1884
Lot 750:
Lot 750
Vanity Fair prints. Original Vanity Fair colour chromolithographs of five cricketers by artists, SPY (3) and STUFF (2). 'The Demon Bowler' Frederick Robert Spofforth, New South Wales, Victoria & Australia 1878, 'Monkey' Albert Nielson Hornby, Lancashire & England 1891, 'Sammy' Samuel Moses James Woods, Somerset & England 1892, 'A Century Maker' K.L. Hutchings , Kent & England 1907, and 'Bobby' Robert Abel, Surrey & England 1902. The Abel print laid to board. Some foxing and wear to page extremities, otherwise in good condition. Qty 5
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 751:
Lot 751 Lot 751
William Gilbert Grace. Gloucestershire & England 1865-1908. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Grace. 'Cricket'. July 9th 1877 by SPY. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall approx 14"x21.5". Sold with Bernard James Tindall Bosanquet, Middlesex & England 1898-1919. Vanity Fair colour chromolithograph of Bosanquet. 'An Artful Bowler'. September 15th 1904 by Spy. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall approx 13.5"x20". Qty 2. G/VG
Estimate: £70/100
Hammer price: £100
Lot 752:
Kent C.C.C. 1996. Large colour limited edition print of the St. Lawrence Ground, Canterbury, by Hugh Cushing. A large crowd in attendance with the famous tree prominent. Limited edition 36/850. Signed to the lower border in pencil by eighteen Kent players, including Taylor, Ward, Llong, Igglesden, Patel, Benson, Marsh, etc. Mounted framed and glazed, overall 29.5"x23". VG
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £45
Lot 753:
Limited edition signed prints. 'A Small Step for Kepler' to commemorate South Africa's return to Test cricket at Lord's 1994. From an original painting by Richard Ryall. Limited edition no. 375/950. Signed in pencil to the lower border by the South African touring party and the artist. 'Australia 1993' by David Byrne, limited edition no. 141/350, signed by the artist. Also a Worcestershire C.C.C. print and two posters for the 'Open Championship. Set the Pace' featuring Devon Malcolm and Malcolm Marshall. Qty 5. G
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 754:
Lot 754
'Kent v Lancashire at Canterbury 1906'. Albert Chevallier Taylor. Large colour print of Blythe bowling to Tyldesley with the fielders around the bat. Mounted, framed and glazed. 44"x29" overall. G/VG
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 755:
Northamptonshire C.C.C.. NatWest Trophy Winners, 1992. Limited edition print by Joy Hawken produced to celebrate Northamptonshire's victory over Leicestershire, Lord's, 5th September 1992. Limited edition no. 82/500. Signed in ink to the top margin by the eleven members of the Northamptonshire team, and in pencil by the artist. 25"x19". Sold with a full set of 25 'Northamptonshire Test Cricketers' trade cards, published by County Print Services, framed and glazed. Good condition. Also England v Australia, Headingley 1981 'The Test Match of the Century'. A cotton square commemorating England's famous victory in which Botham scored 149no and Willis took 8 for 43 featuring cartoons of Botham and Willis by Roy Ullyett, match scorecard and images of the rest of the team. A coloured engraving of 'A Cricket Match' from People's Magazine, 1st September 1871. Qty 4. G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £10
Lot 756:
Lot 756
'Essex Captains 1950-1994'. Limited edition print of a pencil sketch by artist J. Sims. Limited edition 7/250, signed by the Captains, Insole, Bailey, Taylor, Fletcher, Gooch and the artist. Framed and glazed. Overall 28.5"x20". G
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 757:
Lot 757
'The World's Champion Batsman. Don Bradman. Aged 21 Years'. Original colour print of Bradman, full length in batting pose, by Sidney Riley Studios, Rozelle, NSW, Australia circa 1929. The print has been signed by Bradman in later years. The print measures approx. 9"x13", mounted, framed and glazed overall 12.5"x16.5". Creasing to print, otherwise in generally good condition
Estimate: £30/50
Hammer price: £40
Lot 758:
Lot 758
'Dr. W.G. Grace at Lord's. A Thousand Runs in May 1895'. Mono lithographic print from an original by G. Goodwin Kilburne, 1895. The image depicts Grace batting at Lord's viewed from mid-on with the pavilion in the background. The print measures approx. 9"x7", mounted, framed and glazed overall 16.25"x14.25". Foxing to print, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £40/60
Hammer price: £95
Lot 759:
Lot 759
'The Australian Eleven' 1884. Excellent original colour lithographic print with a vignette of the captain W.L. Murdoch, surrounded by slightly smaller vignettes of the Australian team each with printed name below, superimposed on bats with cricket scenes and local attractions in the background. The print measures approx. 14"x17". Mounted, framed and glazed in nice original frame with metal star-shaped studs to corners, overall 20.5"x23". Small hole and wrinkling, generally good condition
Estimate: £100/150
Hammer price: £100
The image was used for a Gunn & Moore calendar/ advertising show card in the 1920s
Lot 760:
Lot 760
'Lord's Centenary 1814-1914'. Large original commemorative printed scorecard for the Centenary in 1914. The scorecard is headed 'Lord's Cricket Ground Centenary 1814-1914... M.C.C. v Hertfordshire. June 22nd 1814'. With colour decorative border, depicting Lord's cricket ground through the ages. Printed by Tom Browne & Co (Nottm) Limited. 9"x12". Mounted, framed and glazed, overall 10.5"x12.5". Colours bright. Loss to top left corner, otherwise in good condition
Estimate: £60/90
Hammer price: unsold
Lot 761:
Lot 761
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. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 23.5"x32". Minor foxing otherwise in good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £200/300
Hammer price: £250
Lot 762:
Lot 762
'Play!' Large original pencil charcoal drawing, heightened with colour, of a bowler (Nicholas Felix?) three quarter length about to bowl with field to side and background. Unsigned. Mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 21"x27". To back of frame a handwritten inscription 'Original drawing of Felix (?). Excellent image, slight wear and damage to top right hand corner of image. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £500
Lot 763:
Lot 763
'Sketches at Lords' George Parr, Box, Joseph Guy and Clarke. Four original coloured lithographs from the series of 'Sketches at Lord's' being No. 9, 10, 11 & 12, published by John Corbet Anderson and Frederick Lillywhite on 1st March 1852. Two images to a page. Each page measures 15"x10". Some wear to corners, some age toning and soiling, generally good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £170
Lot 764:
Lot 764
'Lockyer'. Large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Thomas Lockyer in wicket keeping pose behind the stumps with tent and woodland to background. John Corbett Anderson. Published by John Wisden & Co 1st May 1853, printed by R. Black, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. Minor foxing otherwise in very good condition with good wide original margins. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £310
Thomas Lockyer. Surrey 1849-1866
Lot 765:
Lot 765
'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 13.5"x19". Minor foxing otherwise in good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £320
Fuller Pilch. Kent 1836-1854
Lot 766:
Lot 766
'Thomas Beagley. The Once Celebrated Hampshire Cricketer'. Large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Thomas Beagley in formal attire on the cricket pitch with players and tent to background. John Corbett Anderson. Published by John Corbett Anderson in July 1851, printed by R. Black, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street. Attractively mounted, framed and glazed. Overall 15.5"x20.5". Minor foxing otherwise in good condition. A rarer lithograph. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
Thomas Beagley. Hampshire 1816-1828
Lot 767:
Lot 767
'Alfred Mynn'. Large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Alfred Mynn in cricket attire on the cricket pitch holding a bat on his shoulder and holding a blue cap with church to background. John Corbett Anderson. Published by Fred Lillywhite on August 10th 1857, printed by Stannard & Dixon. Attractively framed and glazed. Overall 13"x18". Minor staining to lower border of mount otherwise in good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £150/250
Hammer price: £320
Alfred Mynn. Kent 1834-1859
Lot 768:
Lot 768
'Thomas Adams'. Large hand coloured tinted lithograph of Thomas Adams in cricket attire, wearing a top hat, holding a bat in front of the wicket, with hills, woodland and a fisherman to background. John Corbett Anderson. Published by John Corbett Anderson and R. Dark on July 22nd 1850, printed by Hullmandel & Walton. Trimmed to lower border, lacking title. Mounted. Overall 13.5"x17". Odd faults otherwise in good condition. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £80/120
Hammer price: £155
Thomas Adams. Kent 1836-1858
Lot 769:
Lot 769
'W. Ward Esq. To Lord Charles Russell, this sketch is most respectfully dedicated by his Lordships most obedient servant. W.H.Mason'. Hand coloured tinted lithograph of William Ward in formal attire posing on a chair on a cricket pitch with players, spectators, tent and woodland to background. After William Drummond, published by W.H. Mason and Robert Dark on the 5th May 1849 and printed by W. Walton. Framed and glazed. Overall 11.5"x15.5". Minor age toning to borders otherwise in good condition. A rarer lithograph. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £250/350
Hammer price: £340
William Ward was born in 1787 and educated at Winchester where he first played cricket. His first recorded match was in 1810 when he played for England against Surrey at Lord's. His greatest achievement was when playing for M.C.C. v Norfolk at Lord's in 1820 he scored 279, a record that remained unbroken until W.G. Grace made 344 in 1876. He made eighteen appearances for the Gentlemen v Players between 1819-1838. In 1825 he bought from Thomas Lord, the lease of Lord's cricket ground for five thousand pounds, when Lord was considering selling the ground for building. In 1836 J.H. Dark purchased the remainder of the lease from Ward. Ward was M.P. for the City of London between 1826-1831. He died in 1849
Lot 770:
Lot 770
'N. Felix Esq. Born at Camberwell in Surrey Oct 5th 1804'. 'No 1 Series of Cricketers'. Hand coloured tinted lithograph of Felix posed on the cricket pitch with bat in right hand wearing cap, woodland to background. Printed and published by N. Felix and 'drawn on stone by N. Ploszcyznski of Hampstead. M.N. Hanmart. Lith Printers. Framed and glazed. Overall 15"x20". Minor age toning to borders, odd mark otherwise in good condition. A rarer lithograph. Ex Altham collection
Estimate: £300/500
Hammer price: £3600
Nicholas Wanostrocht, 1804-1876 was also known as Felix and was one of the leading cricketers of his time. He played for both Kent and Surrey and wrote the classic cricket book 'Felix on the Bat'. He was also a well known artist
Lot 771:
Lot 771
'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 18"x25". Some age toning to image otherwise in good condition. Ex Altham collection. A rare image
Estimate: £600/900
Hammer price: £750

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