W.G. Grace(1848-1915), Cricketer and medical practitioner
William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace
Sitter in 9 portraits
Perhaps the most famous celebrity of the Victorian era, William Gilbert Grace's legendary cricketing triumphs earned him a unique place in national life. Among many records, he was the first English player to hit a test century and the first to achieve the 'double' (1,000 runs and 100 wickets in a season). In an extraordinary career of forty-three years between 1865 and 1908 he made 126 centuries, scored 54,896 runs and took 2,876 wickets.
by Ernest Brooks, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1911