Lot 148

POWELL, Edward “Picky”. An original lithographed full-length portrait of Edward “Picky” Powell, of Eton, by G. B. Black after William Bambridge, the subject standing by a single stump and holding a cricket ball in his right hand, with two boys playing cricket in the background, an autograph note pasted beneath, stating, “Powell called ‘Picky Powell’. An old Cricketer, supposed by the boys to have been a noted prize-fighter, and always ready to challenge ‘Bob Warner’ of Harrow” (some light browning and spotting), 350 x 220mm., framed and glazed, July 13th, 1852. “No. 3 Eton Sketches.” "'Picky' Powell was one of the great Eton characters of the nineteenth century and everything you need to know about him is in this picture. A great sense of fun, strong, mischievous and kind as well as being a pretty able fighter" (H.B.).

Estimate: £300-£500