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Sir John Berry ('Jack') Hobbs

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Sir John Berry ('Jack') Hobbs, by Robert Stewart Sherriffs, 1936 - NPG 5224(8) - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Sir John Berry ('Jack') Hobbs

by Robert Stewart Sherriffs
ink, 1936
14 1/2 in. x 9 3/8 in. (369 mm x 237 mm)
Purchased, 1978
Primary Collection
NPG 5224(8)


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An opening batsman and known as 'the Master', Jack Hobbs was the first professional cricketer to be knighted (1953). A career record of 61,237 runs included 197 centuries, 98 of them scored after his 40th birthday. As a subject Hobbs was of particular interest to Sherriffs who was himself an accomplished amateur cricketer.

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