My latest limited edition print is this scene of Durham School v Rugby School playing in the final of a mini rugby tournament. The inaugural Veterrimi IV Rugby Tournament, hosted by Durham School, took place on Saturday 23 October. Despite the unrelenting rain, rugby fans turned out in their hundreds to be part of this special day. The two teams battled it out in the final, with the A J Dingle Trophy finally going to Rugby. As with other rugby games I’ve painted, I spent time recording aspects of the game in my sketchbook. I used the sketchbook studies and reference photographs to pull together these large watercolour. It captures the autumnal weather and the wonderful setting of the school as well as the action of the game.
Limited edition print
Already 9 of these prints have sold out of an edition of only 25 signed and numbered. Some have snapped up by parents of some of the boys who played that day. Other prints have been purchased by the schools and members of staff. The print is available online, either unframed, mounted in a deep edged mount (seen above) or framed. It can also be seen at my studio & gallery in Ponteland.
If you have one of my prints of this special match which evokes special memories which you would like to share, then please feel free to post a comment below. This is one of four limited edition prints I have produced over the years featuring Durham School in a rugby match.