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[The Empire's Cricketers: Famous Players and Their Characteristic Attitudes Executed in Crayon.]
[The Empire's Cricketers: Famous Players and Their Characteristic Attitudes Executed in Crayon.]
[after Albert Chevallier Tayler, with biographies by George William Beldam.]
[London: the Fine Art Society, 1905.]
Folio, contemporary cloth gilt; 48 chromolithograph plates, each with a text page. One biography sheet supplied from another example; bookplate on front pastedown.
The full set of 48 portraits of prominent cricketers, including by W.G. Grace, by Albert Chevallier Tayler (1862-1925). Tayler took photographs of the cricketers in order to catch their poses, which he then reproduced in chalk. Using chromolithography these were then printed on olive/grey paper and issued in weekly instalments. His 48 chalk portraits were exhibited at the Fine Art Society when the set was completed in 1905.
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