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SPECIAL EDITION: 'The Try' Springboks vs. British Lions

SPECIAL EDITION: 'The Try' Springboks vs. British Lions

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A special Edition colour-way and print limited to ten copies. On initial inspection, this artwork is a simple representation of a common technique used in many of Tretchikoff’s sporting paintings. Bonhams suggests that his reason for portraying movement is a desire to recapture the excitement of the spectators and the event. In contrast to the frozen action of the photo-finish that is normally published in the newspaper the following day, the artist's [players] are in perpetual motion.

However, this work has a much more political undertone. Produced in 1977, the year the British and Irish Lions kicked off their Test series against the combat starved Springboks at Newlands. Despite a one-off match against the World XV to mark the opening of Loftus Versfeld in 1977 and two clashes against a South American side earlier in 1980‚ Bill Beaumont’s Lions was the first team of international repute to play the Boks in four years.


We offer 5 standard sizes for each artwork, either as unframed or framed prints (behind glass). 

The standard sizes reflect the dimensions of entire print.

For framed prints - the frame sits just outside of above mentioned dimensions. 


The manufacturing process is all done by hand, and to order, and takes us 5-10 working days. You will be notified as soon as the courier collects the order.

Thereafter, shipping time is usually 2-3 working days within South Africa and approximately 10-14 working days outside of South Africa.

Material & Colour

This fine art print is printed with Epson Ultra chrome Ink on 270gsm LFORD GALERIE Prestige Fine Art Textured Silk Paper, and certified with our exclusive embossed trademark. Kindly note colours and tones viewed on your computer screen do not reflect the exact tone of the physical print.

Look out for Tretchikoff's Pigeon

A familiar figure in many of Tretchikoff’s works, the pigeon signified good fortune. Each one of our prints is certified with an embossed pigeon in its bottom right corner to ensure it is an authentic licensed print.

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