'Cricket Captain' by Unknown Artist circa 1850

'Cricket Captain' by Unknown Artist

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Framed oil on canvas painting, circa 1850

Dimensions 76 x 63 cms (30" x 25")

Supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity

(from the Solihull Collection)

This painting has been relined but the paint surface and the colours are very degraded.  However it is a wonderful evocation of the Public School sporting ethos of the middle nineteenth century.  There is an old auction house inventory number stamped on the reverse of the frame which may provide a clue to its early history.  

Price: £800 GBP (€920 EUR, $992 USD)