Lot 249: A fine pair of cartes-de-visite with portraits of the cricketer W G Gr
November 7, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: A fine pair of cartes-de-visite with portraits of the cricketer W G Grace's infant sons William Gilbert Jnr. and Henry Edgar taken in August 1877, by Elliott & Fry, manuscript identification & dating to the reverse seemingly in the hand of W.G. Grace senior, W.G Grace Jnr. aged 3 years and 1 month, Henry Edgar 13 months W G Grace junior, the great man's first born, grew up to play first class cricket himself as well as rugby union at county & regional representation level. Tragically he died aged 30 after an operation for appendicitis. Henry pursued a naval career. He was a commanding officer during the First World War and progressed to the rank of Vice Admiral.