As several previous collections of cartoons centering around Spurs have proved popular I thought you might enjoy a short diversion to examine a collection of some of the 'artistic' worlds view of Spurs across the years.
Starting with our own Christian Eriksen.
Plus a little trivia to fill in the gaps.
Don't think you will have too much difficulty recognising another favourite of the terraces, Gareth Bale.
When you completed your tour of this set do check out the previous articles re- newspaper cartoons. They can be found at-
Another winger who won fame with Spurs but a little earlier is Bert Middlemass here in 1908 seen here in an image that is on display at
The National Football Museum.
Did you know - Tottenham were one of the first clubs to include Cup games in the price of their season tickets.
Or that THFC is the largest private employer in the Borough of Haringay.
This piece of work is from 1970 and shows the Cup game at Bradford City under the winter Yorkshire skies.
Having let a two goal lead slip away Spurs would win the replay.
Paul Trevillion, a Spurs fan, and one of the nations top sports artists here has captured Hugo Lloris.
Below - In recent years I've noticed a number of the Spurs art is copied from photographs from the black and white age and given a new lease of life. As is the case in this work.
Which depicts the 1953 FA Cup semi final at villa Park V Blackpool and Ron Burgess.
Vic Buckingham (below) played 204 games for Spurs between 1939- 1949 and not one of them was in Division One.
Did you know Ray Clemence used to work as a deckchair attendant on Skegness Beach.
This picture is from a Tottenham Player, Johnny Downes who was also a keen sketcher of his colleagues. In this case Vic Buckingham. Johnny has a special place in Tottenham history, if not the record books.
On December 30th 1930 he played for the first team at the age of just 16 years 83 days. Thus becoming the youngest man to play for us since the team turned professional in 1895.
The war time Football League South was not recognised as a first class fixture and thus he does not hold an official record.
He had actually started the game a week earlier but that match was abandoned.
This next picture was commissioned by the FA. It shows Spurs meeting Burnley in the 1962 Cup Final. I know a copy was presented to each club.
To be honest I thought it was because it was the last year before Wembley was roofed in. However the caption says it was for the FA Centenary.
The artist is - Terence Cuono
Next up we have two images of the 1920's star Jimmy Seed - on the right is a self portrait from 1929. On the left we have the work of well known artist George Chilman from ten years earlier when he was championing Jimmy to play for England.
Then we come to Walter Tull. I found this whilst researching some thing else recently and it comes from the Deal Newspaper group.
Walter was brought up in that part of the world. I did contact them for artist details etc. but they failed to respond.
So we shall just have wonder if it was done at the time or
(I Suspect more likely) has been modeled from photos since then.
Bringing this set to an end is another current fave of the fans. Dele Alli of course. This was passed to me and I've seen some similar style drawings, but the artist has not signed the work, so sorry cant tell you.
As with any of the other images if you have any knowledge please let me know so we can credit them.
Finally below, Ossie Ardiles I'm told was asked to provide an autographed drawing for a charity event. This was his contribution.
Coming Soon - The Art of White Hart Lane.
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