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Captain of the Eleven (Cricket) - Pears Soap. Calderon, Philip - 1898. 
Pears Soap,, London: 1898 - A lovely copy of a famous and rare Pears Soap advertisement: we have not had this image for 20 years. Handsome chromolithograph of a young boy in front of a wicket with his bat straight to the ground in a defensive pose. Large chromolithograph print laid on canvas, 20 1/2 x 31 3/4", based on a painting by Philip Calderon, 1882. Beautiful 12 color printing, 3 repaired cracks into image on right side which are only slightly noticeable, otherwise vy good condition. This was one of a series of three elaborate chromolithographic advertisements for Pears. The other two advertisements were of African gray parrots in a cage & a woman & child with Persian carpets.
[Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABAA]
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