An albumen paper cabinet photograph (image size approximately 150x100mm) laid down on the blind-stamped card of H. Parker Rolfe of Philadelphia; it dates from the short visit to America made on the homeward journey of the 1896 Australian touring team to England. It is a posed outdoor shot of the batsman at the crease and the wicket-keeper in position; the image is signed in ink in the bottom right-hand corner by Gregory and inscribed ('Yours truly') and signed in ink in the bottom left-hand corner by Kelly. The surface of the image is very lightly scuffed and the mount is slightly unevenly sunned on the bottom margin; overall it is in excellent condition. Gregory was on his third of eight tours to England (he was captain in his final tour in 1912, and his 58 Tests was an Australian record for many years). Kelly, the successor to Blackham, was an 'outstanding wicket-keeper' on this, his first of four tours; he eventually played in 38 Tests

Item #66213

Price: $2,000.00