Lawn Tennis Match.
Lithograph. Sheet size: 240 x 310mm (9½ x 12¼").
A plate from William Mackenzie's 'British Field Sports', c.1880. A scene depicting a lawn tennis match in action, as two players are watched by a large crowd from the stand behind. The modern game of tennis originated in Birmingham, England, in the late 19th century as 'lawn tennis' and had close connections to various field games such as croquet and bowls as well as to the older racquet sport of real tennis. William Mackenzie, of Ludgate Hill, Edinburgh and Dublin, was a well-known publisher of books in the 1870s. His best-known publication was probably County Seats of 'The Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland'.
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