Men playing Rugby [?] 1891-93. Sculptor: Benjamin Creswick. Buff terracotta, 276 x 90 cm. Bloomsbury Public Library, Birmingham. Designed by Jethro Cousins and Peacock. George T. Noszlopy explains that the scenes on the main fa├žade of the building, which flank Art, Craft, and Industry presenting their wares to Birmingham, contain scenes of “work, both industrial and rural, and leisure, including football, cricket, lacrosse and (more passively) reading” (90). [Click on image to enlarge it.]

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