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Ralph Bruce
The Story of Soccer - Fighting to the Finish (Original) (Signed)

The Story of Soccer - Fighting to the Finish (Original) (Signed) by Ralph Bruce at The Illustration Art Gallery

Ref: BruceSoccer29 (Click for LARGE picture)

Artist: Ralph Bruce (biography)
Medium: Pen & Ink Wash on Board
Size: 13" x 14" (340mm x 365mm)
Date: 1970
Signature: Signed by artist off image bottom right

This is the Signed unique original Pen & Ink Wash by Ralph Bruce.

Various scenes showing how football was affected by World War II. Top left in one international Wales had no substitutes and so when a Welsh player was injured Stanley Mortensen, top right, became a Welsh player for the duration of the match. Other scenes show players in North Africa suffering a sandstorm mid match and other servicemen being parachuted into a game. Bottom left depicts the repairs to West Ham's ground when a bomb tore a hole in the corner of the pitch and the trams served as Plymouth's emergency dressing room after their ground was bombed.

The Story of Soccer part 29 originally published in Look and Learn #431, 18 April 1970.

Price:  120.00
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Ralph Bruce

Ralph Bruce