THE PAVILION OF MARYLEBONE CRICKET CLUB - 2020 CHRISTMAS CARDS & ENVELOPES
The Pavilion of Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord’s is the third to have stood at what is the third Lord’s Ground. Construction work began in 1889 to the designs of the eminent architect Thomas Verity (1837-91) and resulted in a building which has all the panache and exuberance of the high Victorian era. A combination of styles reflects the architect’s particular tastes. Canopies reminiscent of the tented structures originally used at cricket matches hover symmetrically at either end of the Pavilion at roof-top level. Elsewhere, Verity’s attention to detail in the decorative work, both in cast iron and the structural use of terracotta ornamentation attests to his interest in blending high Renaissance forms with the eclectic Queen Anne style so much in vogue in late 19th century London. The moulded terracotta heads, which support the consoles on the Upper Terrace, were apparently modelled on members of the Committee, two of whom have so far been identified: Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane and Lord Harris.
This photo was taken by Matt Bright on Wednesday 28 February 2018.
The greeting inside each card reads: “With every good wish for Christmas and the forthcoming year.”
Each pack contains six cards and envelopes.
Dimensions: 8¼ʺ x 5¾″ (21.5 x 15.8cm)