A cricket match, circa 1870
An albumen print showing a group of people assembled on some grass, the men on the left already dressed for a cricket match. Some of the other men also have cricket bats. This is possibly a ‘Hall vs Village’ cricket match. The facial hair of the men in cricket whites suggests that they might be the villagers. The hats and hairstyles of the young women date the portrait to the 1870s.
Condition: the print is in excellent condition, with good tonal range. The mount is clean and crisp. The reverse of the mount is blank.
Dimension: the print measures 6.4” by 8.6” (16.3 cm by 21.8 cm). It is mounted on a clean piece of stiff paper which measures 8.9” by 11” (22.7 cm by 28 cm).