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[Lili Alvarez].
[Lili Alvarez].
[Helen Wills]
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching, proof. 170 x 135mm (6¾ x 5¼"), with very large margins. Slight creasing.
A portrait of Lili Alvarez 1905-1998) playing tennis. A pioneer in Spanish tennis, she reached the Wimbledon finals three times and was twice defeated by Helen Wills, who described her play as 'unusually daring'. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54845]   £240.00   (£288.00 incl.VAT)
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[Lili Alvarez].
[Lili Alvarez].
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching signed by the artist. 170 x 130mm (6¾ x 5"), with very large margins. Holes in margins where previously bound.
A portrait of Lili Alvarez 1905-1998) playing tennis. A pioneer in Spanish tennis, she reached the Wimbledon finals three times and was twice defeated by Helen Wills, who described her play as 'unusually daring'. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54844]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Eileen Bennett
Eileen Bennett
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching signed by artist. 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"), with large margins, in original mount.
Portrait of Eileen Bennett (1907-1979) playing tennis. Bennett was a UK tennis player who won six Grand Slam titles. Bennett made it to the finals of both the French and US Championships and lost on two occasions to Helen Wills. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54853]   £260.00   (£312.00 incl.VAT)
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[Eileen Bennett].
[Eileen Bennett].
[Helen Wills]
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching. 150 x 105mm (6 x 4"). Large margins, in original mount.
Portrait of Eileen Bennett (1907-1979) playing tennis. Bennett was a UK tennis player who won six Grand Slam titles. Bennett made it to the finals of both the French and US Championships and lost on two occasions to Helen Wills. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54848]   £350.00  
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[Eileen Bennett].
[Eileen Bennett].
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching, proof, signed by artist. 175 x 140mm (7 x 5½"), with very large margins. Holes in margins where previously bound.
Portrait of Eileen Bennett (1907-1979) playing tennis. Bennett was a UK tennis player who won six Grand Slam titles. Bennett made it to the finals of both the French and US Championships and lost on two occasions to Helen Wills. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54851]   £350.00  
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[Eileen Bennett].
[Eileen Bennett].
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching, proof, signed by artist. 100 x 125mm (4 x 5"), with very large margins.
Etching of Eileen Bennett (1907-1979) playing tennis, by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.. Bennett was a UK tennis player who won six Grand Slam titles. Bennett made it to the finals of both the French and US Championships and lost on two occasions to Helen Wills.
[Ref: 54852]   £280.00   (£336.00 incl.VAT)
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Henri Cochet by Helen Wills.
Henri Cochet by Helen Wills.
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching signed by artist. 100 x 75mm (4 x 3"), with large large margins, in original mount.
Portrait of Henri Cochet (1901-1987) playing tennis. Cochet was a successful French tennis player, ranked number one from 1928 to 1931. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54854]   £350.00  
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[Eleven silk place mats, each with a hand-painted portrait of a cricketer from the collection of the MCC.]
[Eleven silk place mats, each with a hand-painted portrait of a cricketer from the collection of the MCC.]
[n.d., c.1893.]
Eleven silk mats, 170mm (6¾") in diameter, plus fringe. Framed. Unique. Unexamined out of frame.
The cricketers are: A.G. Steel (Lancashire), J.R. Mason (Kent), W.G. Grace (Gloucestershire & London County), C.B. Fry (Sussex & Hampshire), Martin Bladen Hawke, 7th Baron Hawke (Yorkshire), O.G. Radcliffe (bowler for Gloucestershire & Somerset), A.E. Stoddart (Middlesex), W.W. Read (Surrey), A.C. McLaren (Lancashire), F.S. Jackson (Yorkshire) and G. MacGregor (wicket keeper for Middlesex). All but Radcliffe also played for England. These mats were Lot 636 in the MCC sale in 1987 and were purchased by Michael Pearce for £605, who had them restored by a V&A specialist and framed. The MCC paddle and subsequent paperwork are included.
[Ref: 55124]   £2,200.00   view all images for this item
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[Japanese Golf Satires] The Golf of Rokkosan. ''Me to the Mountain Tops''.
[Japanese Golf Satires] The Golf of Rokkosan. ''Me to the Mountain Tops''. [&] The Golf of Yokoya. ''The Soup-plater's Dream, or Ye Flyers of the Flat''.
H.E.D. 04. [& 05].
[Japan?, 1904 & 1905?]
Pair of chromlithographs. Each sheet c. 180 x 690mm (8 x 27").
Extremely scarce golfing images. Two satires, each with six anthropomophic golf balls illustrating quotes from golf enthusiats including Rudyard Kipling. One sits under a road sign marked 'The Golf of Japan'. Although all the text is in English the style of the drawing and calligraphy has a Japanese influence.
[Ref: 54707]   £690.00  
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William Tilden by Helen Wills.
William Tilden by Helen Wills. Forehand Chop.
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c.1930s].
Etching signed by artist. 195 x 140mm (7¾ x 5½"), with very large margins in original mount.
Portrait of William Tilden (1893 - 1953) playing tennis. Tilden was an American tennis player nicknamed 'Big Bill'. He held the world number one spot for six years, 1920 - 1925. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who was a renowned tennis player herself, painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54836]   £350.00  
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Elsworth Vines by Helen Wills.
Elsworth Vines by Helen Wills.
Helen Wills [pencil signature].
[n.d. c. 1930s}.
Etching signed by the artist. 150 x 100mm (6 x 4"), with very large margins in original mount.
Portrait of Henry Ellsworth Vines (1911-1994) playing tennis. Vines was an American tennis player and was world number one between 1932-1935 and 1936-37. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who was a renowned tennis player herself, painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54843]   £350.00  
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[Henry Ellsworth Vines.]
[Henry Ellsworth Vines.]
[Helen Wills]
[n.d. c. 1930s].
Etching, proof. 155 x 105mm (6 x 4¼"), with very large margins. Holes in margins where previously bound.
Portrait of Henry Ellsworth Vines (1911-1994) playing tennis. Vines was an American tennis player and was world number one between 1932-1935 and 1936-37. Etching by Helen Wills (1905-1998), who was a renowned tennis player herself, painted all her life and exhibited her paintings and etchings in New York galleries.
[Ref: 54842]   £250.00   (£300.00 incl.VAT)
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George Wilson, The Celebrated Blackheath Pedestrian,
George Wilson, The Celebrated Blackheath Pedestrian, Born 24th June 1766, in Love Lane, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who has performed the most extraordinary Feats in Walking of any Man in the Kingdom both in length of distance and number of Walking Matches, especially at his advanced Age.
E. Gerard Pinx, Norwich. H.y Adlard, Sculp, London.
London, Published by Geo.e Wilson, 17th March, 1821.
Etching. 330 x 240mm (13 x 9½"), with very large margins. Bit dusty.
George Wilson (1766-1839), known as the 'Blackheath Pedestrian' for his attempt to walk a thousand miles around the heath in 20 days for a prize of £100. He failed because the authorities charged him with disturbing the peace because of the crowds that followed him. Although he was acquitted his arrest made the feat impossible, so he lost the prize, but a collection at the London Stock Exchange matched the £100 within two hours.
[Ref: 53062]   £380.00  
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