Sir Stanley Matthews Still Life – Limited Edition Print

£75.00

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Signed Limited Edition Print
Size: 55.6 x 45.5cm
Edition of 53
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  • High quality, fine art giclée print on smooth cotton 315gsm archival paper.
  • Printed with a white border.
  • Actual image size: (H x W): 45.6cm x 35.5cm.
  • Signed and numbered by the artist in pencil.
  • 20% of sale price will be donated to the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation.

The image is taken from the original oil painting on canvas entitled Sir Stanley Matthews Still Life painted from life by Gary Armer as part of his residency at the National Football Museum.

20% (£15) of every sale will be donated to the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation to help support the brilliant work completed in the memory of one of football’s greatest ever players.

The prints are sold unframed and will be shipped carefully rolled in a parcel tube. I offer free delivery to any address in the UK mainland. For international sales please email me for an accurate postage quote.

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Description

The prints are made from an image of an original oil painting entitled Sir Stanley Matthews Still Life which I painted in October 2018 on a residency at the National Football Museum in Manchester.

After numerous meetings and conversations about the residency it was decided that I should paint objects relating to my beloved Blackpool FC and in particular one of Blackpool’s, and indeed one of football’s, greatest ever players… Sir Stanley Matthews.

The Stanley Matthews objects featured in the still life are his:

  • Match worn shirt from the 1953 FA Cup Final
  • Match worn boots from the 1953 FA Cup Final
  • 1956 Ballon d’Or

Being able to paint these objects from life, as a Blackpool fan I had to pinch myself on a few occasions! The shirt and boots were what Sir Stan wore in the now legendary ’53 Final, often referred to as the Matthews Final. While another Blackpool legend – Stan Mortenson scored a hat trick in the game, the Seasiders came from 3-1 behind to win 4-3 with Matthews proving instrumental in the come back. The win meant that Matthews had finally won a cup winners medal after falling short in previous years.

In 1956 Sir Stanley Matthews was recognised as the best footballer in Europe, being awarded the inaugural Ballon d’Or.

The objects were chosen not just for their historical significance but because I envisaged that they would look great arranged, lit and eventually painted as a still life.

You can find out all about the residency at the National Football Museum and see work in progress photos and videos here.

If you would like to know more about this particular piece or organise a studio visit to see the quality of the prints in person then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.