The Footballers


Although we’re often asked to source sports-themed prints, attractive sporting antiques from previous centuries are quite rare and sought after. We were therefore extremely excited to find a special football lithograph from the early 1800s on which this colourful football reprint is based.

Hand framed in an oatmeal-linen burgundy accent mount and pale blue pointed-profile moulding, this framing has been designed to steer away from anything too traditional - and celebrate the piece’s playful optimism.

The original lithograph of this reprint was by notable British caricaturist: (Isaac) Robert Cruikshank and depicts soldiers playing football on a parade ground.

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: 32 x 40cm.
    • 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part of paper production for centuries, and due to its extremely robust fibres, it has often been used for long-lasting historical documents.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.