A Fine Standing Cricket Batsman

 

Stock No: 002030

 

Height: 13.75 Inches / 35 cm

 

Reference: Harding Book 2, Page 289, Fig 3302

 

Price: £1200.00

 

A large standing figure of a cricketer, the batsman seen here defending his wicket and holding a bat in both hands, dressed in flat cap, patterned shirt with tie, trousers, the wicket is to his right and bat rests at his feet, he has a belt around his waist and a coat stands to his side. There has been much discussion as to the identity of these figures, but no source to date has ever been found, it was common for the captain of the team to be depicted holding bat and ball, apart from that no attribution can be made. This figure is in superb condition having no damage, repairs, or restoration. There is however a close resemblance of a possible attribution, an illustration that appeared in The Illustrated London News, November 1861. It shows the Surrey eleven on their first outing to Australia.

 

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