Thursday, September 11, 2014

World Cup '74 Portrait #152 (Denis Law: Scotland)

graphite & putty eraser, with watercolour pencil/30x21cm

Continuing the drawing project, the portrait subject today is Denis Law who, after been represented in both the FKS & Panini World Cup ’74 preview/commemorative sticker albums, was selected for the official Scotland squad for the tournament & subsequently the Scots’ first match of it, the 2 – 0 victory over Zaire, which proved to be his last appearance for his country & almost of his professional career.

As with the majority of the Scottish team(s) who featured at the ’74 World Cup, Law’s is probably a name that registered at the time of exposure to the televised coverage of the tournament, although subsequent awareness of the historical significance of the player’s career as one became a keen student of the game might have blurred such recollections.

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