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1930s Sidney Z. Lucas Original “The American National Game of Baseball” Lithograph

Lot Number 515

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On August 3, 1865 the Atlantic Club of Brooklyn won a baseball championship by defeating the Mutual Club of Manhattan by a score of 13-12 at the Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ. This classic scene was featured in an 1866 Currier & Ives print titled “The American National Game of Baseball”. Presented is an original 1930s Sidney Z. Lucas “Aquatint” lithograph rendition of this early baseball event.


This magnificent piece measures 25-1/2 x 19-1/2” and is framed to overall dimensions of 27-1/2 x 21-1/2”. Subtitled “Grand Match for the Championship at Elysian Fields Hoboken, N.J. 1865”, this auspicious rendering is marked “copyright by Sidney Z. Lucas” at the lower right corner and “Engraved in Aquatint” at the lower left corner. The lower left in also marked on both the border and in the field with Lucas’ trademark “SZL” encircled initials. Affected by general moderate rippling, this fine example presents in better condition with bold colors and sharp graphics, though light soling/staining is present mainly on the border areas. The chestnut brown frame shows typical light to moderate age-appropriate signs of wear including small, scattered nicks which in no way detract from the lithograph's noble visage.


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