Title:
Date: C1891
Artist: Stuff - Henry Charles Seppings Wright (1850-1937)
Image Size: 317mm x 187mm (12.48" x 7.36")
Technique: Lithograph printed in colour.
Condition: In good condition.
Stock Number: VF 040 SP CRIC (NIGL) (C062)
12426
Price: $A 195
Description:

Vanity Fair caricature of  "Monkey",  Albert Hornby who played in the Test match in 1882 which was a one-off game played at The Oval in London, England, and the English cricket team lost it to Australia by seven runs.

In response, the Sporting Times printed the following "obituary" to English cricket:  In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Oval on 29th AUGUST, 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R.I.P. N.B. – The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia

From the original issue of Vanity Fair.