A Rare & Large Photogravure Print of Lords Pavilion; ‘Stumps Drawn’ by Dickinson & Foster c.1895

Origin: English
Period: Late Victorian
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1895
Height: 26.25”
Width: 45.5” (in frame)

The scarce Dickinson and Foster's photogravure print on chine collé of Lord's on a Gentlemen versus Players day, inscribed “Lords The Pavilion – Stumps Drawn’ and showing a view of the stands with around 200 spectators attending a game, the main figures to include Charles Russell 1st Baron Russell of Killowen standing in the centre, and cricket players Frank Marchant, Andrew Ernest Stoddart, John Shuter, William Gilbert Grace, Archibald Campbell MacLaren, Charles Jesse Kortright, Hylton Philipson and C W Wells; the whole after a painting by Dickinsons and presented in a good quality glazed oak frame with an ebonised border and gilded slip, surviving from the zeniths of the nineteenth century.

The photogravure is in good overall order with some light discoloration marks, minor margin toning and spotting as pictured.

There are several inscriptions to the work; "London Published June 1st 1895 by Messrs Dickinson & Foster, Publishers to the Queen. 114. New Bond Street. W. Copyright Registered. / PAINTED BY DICKINSONS / "Lords" / The Pavilion_"Stumps Drawn", and lastly a printsellers association stamp, "IUL", at the lower right of the print.

William Robert Dickinson (1815-1887), Lowes Cato Dickinson (1819-1908) and Gilbert Bell Dickinson (1825-1908) were the three eldest surviving sons of Joseph Dickinson (1780-1849), a stationer and print-seller who had a fine art business at 114 New Bond Street, London. An example of this particular photogravure can be found in the British Museum.

Lord's is widely referred to as the home of cricket and this proves a beautiful and large piece of rare cricket imagery in testament to that.