[A Tug of War - Army v. Navy.] [&] [Wrestling.]
London, Published April 2 1886 by Arthur Lucas, 31 New Bond St. [&] London, Published June 30 1886 by Arthur Lucas, 31 New Bond St.
A pair of signed presentation proof etchings with large margins. Limited to 225. Printsellers assosiation blind stamps in lower left corners. Platemark: 210 x 720mm (8¼ x 28¼") each. Small repaired spot in left margin of 'A Tug of War'.
A tug of war between the navy and the army, which is represented by one of the Scottish regiments, with the team all wearing kilts. [&] Two gentlemen wrestling in a field, watched by numerous spectators, includin an elderly gentleman with his dog, to the left, and a group of figures under a tree to the right. This pair are from a series of 'British Sports and Games' by Edwin Buckman, with the other in the series titled 'Football' (Rugby). Each print is signed in pencil in the lower left corner, with a dedication reading, 'To W. H. May. Kindest Regards 1886'.
[Ref: 35661] £590.00