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The New Grand Stand, Melbourne Cricket-Ground (MCG)

$350.00

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Antique sporting print
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The first grandstand at the MCG was the original wooden members’ stand built in 1854, while the first public grandstand was a 200-metre long 6000-seat temporary structure built in 1861. Another grandstand seating 2000, facing one way to the cricket ground and the other way to the park where football was played, was built in 1876 for the 1877 visit of James Lillywhite's English cricket team. It is this stand that is depicted in the engraving. It was during this tour that the MCG hosted the world's first Test match. Part-page illustration with unrelated text on the reverse. Rare. CONDITION : Small mark in title area.
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artist The Australasian Sketcher
method Wood-engraving
date 1877
size 155mm by 225mm (image only)
SKU SP9114