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Vanity Fair William Hart Dyke Racquets spy

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Vanity Fair - Sir William Hart Dyke (Racquets)


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Antique sporting print


'a whipper' Vanity Fair portrait of Sir William Hart Dyke (1837 _1931) who was an English Conservative politician and tennis pioneer. He was described as "one of the best amateur rackets players of his day". In 1860, won the championship at the Prince's Club. In 1875 with Heathcote he was a member of the Marylebone Cricket Club committee that framed the original set of rules for tennis. With original descriptive text. The photo gives the impression the paper is slightly cockled but this is greatly exaggerated, it's virtually imperceptible to the eye.

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artist Ape (Carlo Pellegrini 1839-1889)
method Chromolithograph
date 1875
size 380mm by 260mm (sheet)
SKU SP4861