The Rugby Players


A colourfully framed reprint of a rugby match, based on an antique from 1891 sourced for our personal collection. Although rugby balls started off as a sphere shape, by 1892 -one year after the original lithograph of this print was published- it was deemed compulsory that all rugby balls should be an oval. This shape evolution occurred partly to ensure there was enough differentiation with the football. 

Hand framed in a triple linen accent mount (three mounts layered on top of one another: bran linen, toffee and burgundy) alongside a navy blue wood stained moulding. 

All our reproduction collections are limited in number and originate from antiques specially sourced by Petri Prints.

Frame Features

  • Hand framed in England.
  • External frame size: 32.5cm x 27.5cm
  • Printed on specialist 290 gsm fine art paper Hahnemühle Hemp. Hemp was an essential part of paper production for centuries and was used in the making of many long-lasting historical documents. 
  • Glazed with specialist Artglass for UV protection and clearer viewing - that's used by the finest galleries and museums around the world.
  • Conservation acid-free barrier board to provide protection to your artwork.