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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.

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W.G. Grace, attributed to Archibald John Stuart Wortley - NPG 2112

W.G. Grace

attributed to Archibald John Stuart Wortley
oil on canvas, 1885-1905
NPG 2112

W.G. Grace, by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by  Richard Bentley & Son - NPG Ax5424

W.G. Grace

by Herbert Rose Barraud, published by Richard Bentley & Son
sepia-toned carbon print, published 1888
NPG Ax5424

W.G. Grace, by Herbert Rose Barraud - NPG x16478

W.G. Grace

by Herbert Rose Barraud
sepia-toned carbon print, circa 1888
NPG x16478

'Some Popular Athletes', published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd - NPG x136279

'Some Popular Athletes'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
postcard print, circa 1910
NPG x136279

W.G Grace; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII), by Ernest Brooks, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x196476

W.G Grace; Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor (King Edward VIII)

by Ernest Brooks, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, 1911
NPG x196476

W.G. Grace ('Men of the day. No. 150.'), by Sir Leslie Ward - NPG D43800

W.G. Grace ('Men of the day. No. 150.')

by Sir Leslie Ward
chromolithograph, published in Vanity Fair 9 June 1877
NPG D43800

William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace, issued by Sarony & Co, after  Unknown artist - NPG D48929

William Gilbert ('W.G') Grace

issued by Sarony & Co, after Unknown artist
gravure cigarette card, 1924 (early 20th century)
NPG D48929

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W.G. Grace; Gilbert William Booth

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print
NPG x24824

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W.G. Grace; Gilbert William Booth

by Unknown photographer
snapshot print
NPG x24825

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