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Sport (Ralph Bruce)
The Story of Soccer 1 (Original)

The Story of Soccer 1 (Original) by Sport (Ralph Bruce) at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: BruceFootball1LL (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Ralph Bruce (biography)
Medium: Watercolour on Board
Size: 13" x 16" (340mm x 400mm)
Date: 1970

This is the unique original Watercolour painting by Ralph Bruce.

Series of pictures showing memorable firsts in Football, from the top: the first match played with numbers on the players shirts (1933 Cup Final, Everton vs. Manchester City); the first live radio broadcast of a football match (Arsenal vs. Sheffield United, 22nd January 1927); West Bromwich Albion forward W.G. Richardson scoring 4 goals against West Ham in 5 minutes (7th November 1931);

Arsenal staggering the football world by paying £10,000 for David Jack & £9,000 for Alex James (1928); Newcastle United, whilst at a seaside training camp preparing for a Cup-tie in 1928, adopted a black cat that brought them luck; Eddie Hapgood of Arsenal heading in a penalty that had been saved by the Liverpool Keeper; a Swedish team who stopped shaving until they won a match - which happened 12 months later.

This is the original artwork from Look and Learn no. 426, 14th March 1970, "The Story of Soccer".


Price:  120.00
     IN STOCK         $


Sport (Ralph Bruce)

Sport (Ralph Bruce)