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Lawn-Tennis Meeting for the Championship of Ireland c1884.

Lawn-Tennis Meeting for the Championship of Ireland c1884.

by The Graphic

Antique print with tennis match on the court and images of tennis players - men and women.

Original wood engraving for The Graphic, published in London on June 21, 1884 (with later hand-colour).

The Graphic periodical was an illustrated weekly newspaper that began production on 4th December 1869, (the birthday of its founder William Luson Thomas (1830-1900)). During the 1850s and 1860s Thomas and his brother George were employed as draughtsmen and engravers with The Illustrated London News. After George died in 1868 William wished to compile a memorial work using woodblocks that his brother had made for The Illustrated London News. The Illustrated London News company would not lend the woodblocks from his brother's illustrations, so William set up a rival publication. He employed many talented artists and engravers, and the illustrations were of the highest standard of any newspaper; but as illustrations progressed to being produced by more modern processes including photography, they deteriorated considerably. The Graphic ceased publication in 1923.

Page size is 405 x 280mm (16 x 11 inches).


Stock Number: apGraph.TennisPrice: $120.00