Baron Learie Constantine Pop Art
Guiding the West Indies to a three-wicket victory against England at Lord’s in 1928, Learie Constantine was offered a contract by Lancashire club Nelson. Nelson went on to win eight out of the 10 seasons he was there and Constantine was bestowed with the freedom of the Borough.
Australian cricketer Donald Bradman described Constantine as the greatest fielder he had seen and Wisden wrote that Constantine “revolutionised all the recognised features of cricket and, surpassing Bradman in his amazing stroke play”.
West Indian cricketer Learie Constantine was not only influential in British cricket but also in British society at large.
When London’s Imperial Hotel refused to honour Constantine’s room reservation, he successfully took legal action for breach of contract in a widely-reported milestone leading to anti-discrimination legislation.
The Race Relations Act of 1965 established the Race Relations Board, on which Constantine sat as one of three members, to investigate cases of racial discrimination.
Constantine qualified as a barrister in 1954 and was Trinidad & Tobago’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom from 1961 to 1964.
Awarded a life peerage in 1969, Baron Constantine was the first Black Parliamentarian sitting in the House of Lords.
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Exclusively by Art & Hue, this stylish pop art print is part of the Cricket collection, available in three sizes and 21 colour options, all printed on museum-quality archival card of 310gsm, made from 100% cotton, with fine-art pigment inks for longevity.
This stylish print is part of the new collection of pop art, exclusively by Art & Hue, inspired by Cricket and features Art & Hue’s signature halftone style (halftone is an age-old technique that uses dots to make up the printed image, similar to newspapers or comic books) along with graphic blocks of colour.