A vintage gelatin silver photograph (approximately 150 x 200 mm) taken outdoors, against a close backdrop of a grandstand, of a distinguished-looking Grace in the twilight of his life. Seated next to him is Richard Norman Rowsell Blaker (1879-1950) and his young son, also Richard (1909-1967). Richard senior played 119 matches for Kent (1898-1908), 'a hard-hitting batsman and a fine slip fielder.. He helped Kent carry off the County Championship in 1906, and was President of the club when he died.. His twin daughters, Barbara and Joan .. were prominent members of the Kent women's cricket team and both played for England' (Wisden Book of Obituaries). In this photograph, Richard junior looks to be four or five years old; at that time, 1913 or 1914, Richard senior was playing for Blackheath Cricket Club. Here he is shown padded up, so presumably it is in season. Grace died in October 1915, and this photograph, taken a year or two before his death, depicts a genial smiling giant of a man at ease in this archetypal cricket setting. In excellent condition, archivally mounted ready for framing. Cricket, William Gilbert GRACE.

A vintage gelatin silver photograph (approximately 150 x 200 mm) taken outdoors, against a close backdrop of a grandstand, of a distinguished-looking Grace in the twilight of his life. Seated next to him is Richard Norman Rowsell Blaker (1879-1950) and his young son, also Richard (1909-1967). Richard senior played 119 matches for Kent (1898-1908), 'a hard-hitting batsman and a fine slip fielder.. He helped Kent carry off the County Championship in 1906, and was President of the club when he died.. His twin daughters, Barbara and Joan .. were prominent members of the Kent women's cricket team and both played for England' (Wisden Book of Obituaries). In this photograph, Richard junior looks to be four or five years old; at that time, 1913 or 1914, Richard senior was playing for Blackheath Cricket Club. Here he is shown padded up, so presumably it is in season. Grace died in October 1915, and this photograph, taken a year or two before his death, depicts a genial smiling giant of a man at ease in this archetypal cricket setting. In excellent condition, archivally mounted ready for framing

Item #81030

Price: $850.00

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