Here for sale is a pair of two fantastic Lance Thackeray (1869-1916) prints. One is titled 'Kissing', the other 'Snookered'. Both pictures have two miniature faux snooker cues and tiny balls attached to the other frames. This Pair of brightly colored Edwardian billiard prints, telling a story a young couple illustrated by terms in billiards that apply to both the game and their courtship are just stunning.
“Kissing” is a term in billiards, where the cue ball rests touching the opponent’s ball, as has happened on the table, but that’s not the only kissing going on here. A young Edwardian gentleman steals a romantic moment with his female companion while the little boy’s back is turned.
“Snookered” is a term in billiards, where the cue ball rests behind the opponent’s ball, as has happened on the table. In this print, the young woman’s portly father has interrupted both their game and their courtship, and sent her out of the room. Note the position of the colored billiard balls underscores the point that the father, in black, has come between the woman in white and the man in a red vest.
Both Frames are made of mahogany. There is an original label on thee back of one of the frames for the framing company. Published by Landeker & Brown, London, England, and are dated 1902.
Some light foxing to mounts. Shows signs of wear and tear as it is old and has been used, but only adds to its character. Great decorative item which would look fantastic in any home or business interior.
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Dimensions are approximate
74 cm width, 2 cm depth, 60 cm height