[William Gilbert Grace].
Barraud. 263 Oxford Steer, London & 92, Bold Street, Liverpool. [n.d., c.1888].
Photograph on card mount. Card size: 350 x 260mm (13¾ x 10¼").
William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace (1848 - 1915) was perhaps the most famous sporting 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. Herbert Rose Barraud (1845 - 1896) was a noted portrait photographer who had studios in London and Liverpool. He produced cabinet photographs of many famous Victorians including statesmen, artists, and members of the aristocracy.
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