Mr. J. J. Kelly. Australian cricketer portrait.
London: Spottiswoode & Co, 1905. First printing. Chromolithographic portrait of the cricketer James Joseph Kelly (1867-1938), the wicket keeper for Australia and New South Wales. In 1903 Kelly was named Wisden Cricketer of the year; he also was Australia's first choice Test keeper from 1896 to 1905. Illustration by Taylor (1862 - 1925), the English artist specializing in portrait and genre painting. Taylor was also an avid cricketer and made a set of 12 watercolors of famous cricket players. Showing Kelly in classic wicket keeper's crouched pose, all in white with brown gloves and green baggy cap, and with the stumps. 10 x 15" Very good condition. Item #20142