Dr. W.G. Grace, Champion Cricketer Of The World.
Scarce printed cotton handkerchief commemorating the career of W.G. Grace; his portrait and biography in circular frame that records his 100 centuries. 540 x 565mm, 21¼ x 22¼". Some soiling and spotting; generally good. Unexamined out of frame.
William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace (1848 - 1915) was perhaps the most famous celebrity of the Victorian era, his legendary cricketing triumphs earning him a unique place in national life. Among many records, he was the first player to hit a test century and the first to achieve the 'double' (1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season). In an extraordinary career of forty-three years between 1865 and 1908 he made 126 centuries, scored 54,896 runs and took 2,876 wickets. A note to the verso of frame states 'Given by W.G. Grace Esq. to my Grandmother Rosa Palmer (nee Linton)'. Vignettes of cricket bats, stumps, balls and wickets to margins.
[Ref: 17663] £680.00