A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931. Rugby.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.
A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.

A collection of 49 antique Rugby prints, 1845 - 1931.

A collection of 49 original woodblock prints of rugby images starting from the beginning of the differentiation between rugby and football (soccer). The prints are from newspapers of the time such as the Illustrated London News; The Graphic; Harper's Weekly; the Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News; the Illustrated Times; Every Saturday; Black and White and The Sphere. The earlier images were drawn by artists such as Smith, Thomas, W. R. Wollen, P. Naumann, W. Stanfield Sturgess, S. T. Dadd; Stewart Browne, Meisenbach, Cleaver, Max Cowper, etc. The later images are photogravures. Images vary in size and measurements and excluding margins are approximately for 1/3 page (8x4"); 1/2 page (9x6 1/2"); full page (12 x 9 1/2"); double page 19 1/2x 13").
The prints are listed by title, artist, date, publication, size and occasional comments.
Foot Ball at Rugby, Smyth, 1845, ILN, 1/3, One of the earliest views of modern Rugby. Called a "skrummage" (sic) in the text on verso;
Winter Amusements: Football, Anon, 1868, Illustrated Times, full;
Football at Rugby, W. Thomas, 1870, Every Saturday, full, colored;
International Football Match- England v. Scotland, W. S., 1872, Graphic, full. 2nd ever International match, played Feb. 5th and won by England;
Game at Yokohama, Japan, J.N., 1874, Graphic, full. Probably played between British ex-patriots;
A Football Match in Calcutta. J. Durham, 1875, Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, half;
The Afghan War- Football Match by the 50-9th Regiment at Khelat-i-Gilzai., W. C. H. 79, 1879, Graphic, full;
Football- Oxford v. Cambridge, C.R.H.M del, [1880], half, colored;
Boys versus Men- The Rival Teams, Anon, 1880, Graphic, half;
Football Sketches. Running with the Ball, W. C. Walter, 1880, Graphic, half;
Football - A Maul in Goal, W. B. Wollen, 1882, ILN, half, colored;
Our Great Football Match - "Pelicans" versus "Phantoms", J. S. B., 1882, Graphic, full;
Football - "Collared", none, 1883, Harper's Weekly, full, colored;
Football Sketches, Forestier, 1887, ILN, 2/3;
The Maori Football Team: 1st Match at Richmond, Oct. 3- Against the Surrey Club, W.R. Wollen, 1888, ILN, full. Forerunner of full representative team of 1905;
Cadbury's Cocoa, J.B.B., 1888, ILN & Graphic, full;
American & English Football. With Nine Illustrations from Instantaneous Photographs (&) England vs. Scotland. From the Painting by W. H. Overend, 1889, Harper's Weekly, double page, with single page on verso;
Football- Match between England and Scotland in the Athletic Grounds, Richmond., P. Naumann, 1891, ILN, half, colored;
The Great Schools of England 5 - Rugby School from the Close, none, 1891, ILN, double;
Elliman's Universal Embrocation, W. Stanfield Sturgess, 1891, ILN & Graphic, 1/3;
International Football: England v. Wales. The Match at Blackheath. A Photograph of the English Team, W. R. Wollen, 1892, ILN, 2 half pages;
Football- North v. South at Richmond, S.T.D., 1892, Illustrated Sporting & Dramatic News, full;
England versus Scotland- the International Football Match played at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh…, Stewart Browne, 1892, Black and White, double;
The England and Scotland Football Match at Edinburgh: the English Team, Ayton, photographer, 1892, ILN, half, colored;
The First International Football Match in France- the Match between Rosslyn Park Football Club, London, and the Stade Francais of Paris at Levallois-Perret., Meisenbach, 1892, Graphic, half;
Rugby Union Football: "Well Saved! - Hard Lines!", Naumann; Wollen, 1893, ILN, full;
Football- Cardiff v. Blackheath, S.T. Dadd; Swain sc., 1893, Illus. Sporting & Dramatic News, full;
International Football Match (England v. Wales) on Jan 6, at Birkenhead Park; 1st Try for England, Wollen, [1894], ILN, half, colored;
University Rugby Football Teams. The Cambridge Team. The Oxford Team, Meisenbach, 1894, ILN, 2 half pages;
The England and Ireland Rugby- Football Match at Richmond, Burgess, 1898, ILN, double;
The Oxford and Cambridge Rugby Football Match at Queen's Club, Cleaver, 1897, ILN, half;
Well Passed (margin damaged), Max Cowper, 1900, Black and White, double;
The North v. South Football Match at Bristol on Dec 15, Cleaver, 1900, ILN, full, colored;
The National Game of the Season- A Scrummage in a Rugby Match, Ernest Prater, 1900, The Sphere, double;
Cadbury's Cocoa, 1901, full;
The Great Rugby Match at Blackheath - Scotland versus England, Ernest Prater, 1901, full;
The National Game of the Season- A Scrummage in a Rugby Match, Cleaver, 1902, ILN, full, colored;
The Drawn Inter-University Rugby Football Match at Queens Club, Dec 13. Players & Spectators, Cleaver, 1902, ILN, full, colored;
International Rugby Football: England v. Scotland at Richmond, Cleaver, 1903, ILN, half;
Sport Moderne - La Partie de Foot-Ball, 1903, l'Illustration, full;
The First Team to Beat the New Zealanders - The Victorious Wales XV, A&G Taylor, Cardiff, 1905, Graphic, half;
The Great Rugby Football Match at the Crystal Palace: The New Zealand XV (&) England v. New Zealand: How the Second Try was Scored, Russell & Sons photog.(&) drawn by Frank Gillett, 1905, Graphic, 2 half pages;
The Great Rugby Football Match at the Crystal Palace: The England XV., Russell & Sons photog., 1905, Graphic, half;
The Opening of the Australian Rugby Tour, Michael, 1908, Black & White, full;
The Defeat of England by Wales (photo), 1907, Black & White, full;
How the Harlequins beat Blackheath at Twickenham, by E.P. Leigh-Bennett, J. Dodworth, 1924, Graphic, full;
The Sports Page - Blackheath 1888-89, 1930, Graphic, half;
The Sports Page - Rosslyn Park 1930-31, 1930, Graphic, half;
Oxford Win, 1931, Graphic, full. Item #25755

Price: $6,000.00

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