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Longstop Tale Cricket Ground Ten Cantos engraving 1858

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Longstop. A Tale of the Cricket Ground in Ten Cantos.


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Antique print relating to Australia


In January 1858, the MCC challenged any team in the Australian Colonies and a team from New South Wales accepted the challenge, which was played on the MCG. From 'Melbourne Punch'. Melbourne Punch began in 1855. From 1855-1861 Nicholas Chevalier was one of the principal cartoonists most of whose work was engraved by Samuel Calvert. The Canto continues on the reverse of the sheet. There is also some unrelated text on the reverse.

Additional Information

artist Anon.
method Wood-engraving
date 1858
size 275mm by 210mm (sheet)
SKU AU7207