Rare image of the 1890 F.A. Cup Final : Blackburn Rovers v The Wednesday

For the first time in Sheffield history a Sheffield team reached the final of the F.A. Cup when Wednesday met Blackburn Rovers in 1890, unfortunately the match finished as a 6-1 victory to Blackburn Rovers, the second widest winning margin in Cup final history. This very rare  monochrome photogravure  of the match is for sale from Grosvenor Prints for £850.00. I feature a full match report of the game in my new book:

A History of Sheffield Football 1857-1889: Speed, Science and Bottom –  http://bit.ly/2qYw0r0



It features what must have quite a rare Wednesday attack on the Rovers goal with their goal keeper Johnny Horne holding the ball. The match was played at the Kennington Oval in front of 20,000 spectators.

This was the last of seven consecutive and eight total finals refereed by Major Francis Marindin.

[A Foot-ball Match]. 
W. H. Overend.
[n.d., c.1910].
Photographic print, very scarce. Size: 240 x 400mm. (9½ x 15¾”). Glued to sheet.
A photographic print of the late Victorian monochrome photogravure by Goupil & Co entitled ‘A Football Match, Association Game’, after the original painting by W. H.Overend and L .P. Smythe.