Rugby League

"The Gladiators" - Norm Provan and Arthur Summons - Bronze Statuette

  • Product SKU: RL855
  • Edition: 500
  • Framed Size: 185 x 0 (mm)
  • Signature: Unsigned
  • Certificate of Authenticity: Yes, Licensed Product

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On Saturday 24 August 1963 at the SCG before a record crowd of 69,860, St George and Western Suburbs did battle in that year's Grand Final.

The match was played in atrocious conditions after heavy overnight rain had turned the ground into a quagmire. As the players left the field, the sun shone briefly, bathing opposing captains Norm Provan and Arthur Summons in light as they met momentarily near the sideline.

The moment was captured by renowned photographer John O'Grady, a shot capturing the rivals with arms clasped together, separated by the nature of the contest but bonded by the spirit of the game. The image represents the essence of sportsmanship at its finest.

Acclaimed sports sculptor Fredric Whitehouse was commissioned in 1999 to capture this moment.

An edition of just 500 bronzes of the piece was released of which this is numbered 13.

The item is solid bronze, cast in the centuries old "lost wax" tradition.

It is in stock ready to ship.

The Gladiators will delight with its sheer power and simple charm. From the old-style shoulder pads to the mud-caked jerseys, every nuance of detail has been brilliantly captured.

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Delivery Times:

  • In Stock - Ready as Ordered: 3-9 working days via Courier or Australia Post
  • In Stock - Framing Required: 1-2 weeks framing time plus above.
  • Out of stock but available framed from supplier: Approx. 1-2 weeks
  • Out of stock - framing required: Approx. 3-4 weeks
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