England wicketkeeping legend paints the School’s Cricket scene

Jack Russell paints a RHS cricket scene

Jack Russell MBE, the England and Gloucestershire wicketkeeping legend was commissioned by Don Topley to paint a cricket match at the Royal Hospital School with a tall left arm bowler performing.

The School is proud to have educated both Don and Reece Topley, so it is fitting that Reece is depicted in the scene as the School’s only international cricketer. Reece, who has played for England sixteen times and has represented Essex, Hampshire and is now with Sussex, spent many years in the School’s 1st XI, starting in Year Nine in 2008

Jack started this project some two years ago and returned last winter to complete his artwork.

Jack said, “It was a delight, a privilege and an absolute pleasure to paint this picture of The Royal Hospital School, Suffolk and to capture for posterity the atmosphere of an amazing cricketing school that is so steeped in history. Thank you to everyone involved at the school for making me feel so welcome.”

The Jack Russell gallery is proud to present this stunningly reproduced giclee limited edition print on museum acid free card limited to just 150 on a strictly first come first serve basis. Each print is personally hand titled, signed and numbered by Jack and is stamped using The Jack Russell Gallery stamp for authenticity. Each print comes wrapped in clear cellophane and backed by card for protection. Such is the high standard and quality of the print they cannot be rolled in a tube and have to be flat packed if posted.

The image size is 24 inches by 34 inches with a 2 inch white border. Price £250 inc VAT plus £15 for UK p&p. (For overseas postage please contact us at The Jack Russell Gallery). Personalised messages written by Jack on the border of your print are available on request.”

It is available both from Don Topley (Tel 07920 164126) and from The Jack Russell Gallery Tel: 01454329583 or visit website www.jackrussell.co.uk By post: 4 Russell Mews, 41 High street, chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire. BS37 6BJ

On the last day of the 2019 MCCF and to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, Jack was our final and VIP guest for the Under 11s Fourth and Final Day. Jack not only launched the painting but was on hand to present the U11s with their awards.