The Cricketer


A charming reprint titled 'Cricketer', based on an engraving from the 1730s that we recently acquired. This depicts a gentleman posing with a cricket ball and bat - by a set of stumps. What's interesting about this image is the spatula-shaped bat which was typical of the 1700s. This was a move away from the previous century's hockey stick style (but not yet the flatter rectangular bats we know today, designed to deal with harder strikes and overarm bowling). This gentleman represents an era when cricket was starting to establish itself from small villages as a leading sport in London and other English counties. 

Hand framed in a linen mount and aubergine moulding to compliment the Gentleman's olive green attire. 

All our reprint collections are limited in number, hand framed, glazed with Artglass -  and originate from antiques specially sourced by Petri Prints. 

    Frame Features 

    • Reprint, hand framed by specialist British framers.
    • External frame size: 25 x 28cm.
    • Ready to hang.
    • Conservation, acid-free mounting board - to provide protection to your artwork.
    • Printed on a specialist 290 gsm fine art paper, Hahnemühle Hemp -  Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents.
    • Glazed with premium anti-reflective Artglass that's used by the finest galleries and museums around the world.