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(NOTTINGHAMSHIRE v. SURREY 1889).

A series of eight charming original watercolour drawings, possibly by Tom Browne, depicting humorous scenes of the match and a spectator during the Nottingham v. Surrey match played at Trent Bridge, 10th-11th June 1889. Titled in ink by the artist: Bank 'Oliday at The Trent Bridge Ground. Notts. v Surrey. In the match W. Gunn scored 118, and Shacklock took ten wickets for 45 runs for Nottinghamshire, who won by an innings and 153 runs. With manuscript caption by Rufus, each watercolour has an accompanying descriptive text. The watercolours, which represent a contemporary record of the match, depict a spectator called Littlescrub watching the match and celebrating after the Nottinghamshire victory. Captioned: (1) 'Littlescrub - an enthusiastic "Nottsite" determined to go to Trent Bridge for the match on Whit Monday.' (2) 'He applauds as Shrewsbury & Dixon go to the wickets.' (3) 'Horror of Littlescrub - Gunn gets his "century".' (5) 'Rain coming on the players adjourn - The dense crowd and Littlescrub cheer forward.' (6) 'Having drunk Notts health freely in the Bar - Littlescrub cheers the downfall of "W.W. [Read]'s" wicket more than is strictly within the bounds of good form.' (7) 'When the last Surrey wicket fell on Tuesday, the excitement was immense. Littlescrub was frantic with delight & cheered the "Notts Locals" till he had once more had to adjourn to the bar.' (8) 'At a late hour that night, Littlescrub was discovered, somewhere near Kimberley. Report states that he tried to shake hands with the policeman, under the impression he was Shacklock.'

Painted on two sheets of paper, each sheet with two watercolours on each side. Size of each 20cms x 15.5cms. Slight wear to edges of both sheets, not affecting watercolours or text.
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A series of eight charming original watercolour drawings, possibly by Tom Browne, depicting humorous scenes of the match and a spectator during the Nottingham v. Surrey match played at Trent Bridge, 10th-11th June 1889.
A series of eight charming original watercolour drawings, possibly by Tom Browne, depicting humorous scenes of the match and a spectator during the Nottingham v. Surrey match played at Trent Bridge, 10th-11th June 1889.
A series of eight charming original watercolour drawings, possibly by Tom Browne, depicting humorous scenes of the match and a spectator during the Nottingham v. Surrey match played at Trent Bridge, 10th-11th June 1889.