PRESS RELEASE

We are very pleased to announce that the ”Sir Stanley Matthews Collection”, a set of three prints of paintings by North Staffordshire-born artist Muriel Valentine portraying the footballer at different stages of his illustrious career plus a print of his brief biography will be on permanent display at Wembley Stadium, as well as at the National Football Centre at St. George’s Park near Burton upon Trent, where they are prominently displayed in the players’ lounge.

The paintings were donated by Muriel to the Sir Stanley Mathews Coaching Foundation in 2018.

It is fitting that the prints should be displayed at Wembley, , the scene of perhaps the first footballing knight’s most memorable performance, the FA Cup Final of the Coronation Year 1953, which has entered the sporting annals as the “Matthews Final” after Sir Stanley inspired his Blackpool side to a 4-3 victory over Bolton Wanderers after trailing 1-3 with just twenty-two minutes left.

“Sir Stanley Matthews taught us how the game should be played”, as Pele, another world superstar from a later era so famously said, vividly illustrating the universal esteem in which he was held.

Prints of the paintings are on sale to the general public.

Produced on Art Gallery quality 200gsm photosatin paper, the A3 prints (297mm x 420mm) are the same size as the originals.  They are quite remarkable in their attention to detail, and portray the great man’s standing as the world’s first footballing icon.

All proceeds are being donated to the Sir Stanley Matthews Coaching Foundation by the artist.

If you wish to purchase “The Sir Stanley Matthews Collection”, please contact mandy@sirstanleymatthews.co.uk

The price is £150 for the set of four, including postage and packing for the UK Mainland.

Also available is a set of four prints on Art Gallery quality 200gsm photosatin paper in size 250x200cm, priced at £100 including postage and packing for UK mainland only. Please allow 21 days for delivery.

For worldwide and multiple quantity enquiries please contact the same email address.

Whether your purchase is for home or business premises, you will be proud to display Muriel’s wonderful portraits of arguably the most famous footballer of all time and at the same time support the Foundation’s work in providing coaching opportunities for young people in a range of sports which they would otherwise be unable to access.

 

Actual sizes of all the prints are 297×420 mm approx. and 250x200mm approx.

Sir Stanley Matthews, C.B.E., 1915-2000