Georgia Bulldogs 1968

Nola McConnan

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Watercolor Painting

Nola McConnan

This beautifully framed NCAA football piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 28” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece...

$595.00 USD - Price includes framing as well as fast, free shipping with UPS
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This beautifully framed NCAA football piece features an original piece of watercolor artwork glass-framed in an attractive two inch wide black resin frame with a double mat. The outer dimensions of the framed piece are approximately 17” wide x 28” high, although the exact size will vary according to the size of the original piece of art.

At the core of the framed piece is the actual piece of original artwork as painted by the artist on textured 100% rag, water-marked watercolor paper. In many cases the original artwork has handwritten notes in pencil from the artist (be sure to “See the actual artwork without the frame” elsewhere in this website). Simply put, this is beautiful, one-of-a-kind artwork.

The outer mat is a rich textured black acid-free mat with a decorative inset white v-groove, while the inner mat is a complimentary colored acid-free mat reflecting one of the team’s primary colors. The website image of this framed piece shows the mat color that we suggest (Red), but since each piece is custom framed, we are happy to use whatever color mat you wish (depending on availability) – our standard mat colors are:

Light Blue / Dark Blue / Brown / Maroon (close to brown) / White / Silver / Gold / Yellow (bright yellow) / Green (dark green) / Orange / Purple / Red (bright red, somewhat close to PMS 186)

Beneath the artwork is a silver plate with black text describing the original artwork. The text for this piece will read:

This is an original, one-of-a-kind watercolor painting of the 1968 Georgia Bulldogs uniform worn by #77 Bill Stanfill and was used in the creation of this Georgia Bulldogs uniform evolution print and thousands of Georgia products that have been sold across North America. This original piece of art was painted by artist Nola McConnan for Maple Leaf Productions Ltd.

Beneath the silver plate is a 6.5” x 7” reproduction of a uniform evolution print that celebrates the history of the team. The print beautifully illustrates the chronological evolution of the team’s uniform and shows you how the original art was used in the creation of this print. If you look closely, you will see that the print features the actual artwork being offered for sale. The 6.5” x 7” print looks like this:

The piece is framed with an extremely high quality framing glass. We have used this glass style for many years with excellent results. We package every piece very carefully in a double layer of bubble wrap and a rigid double-wall cardboard package to avoid breakage at any point during the shipping process, but if damage does occur, we will gladly repair, replace or refund. Please note that all of our products come with a 90 day 100% satisfaction guarantee.

Each framed piece also comes with a two page letter signed by Scott Sillcox describing the history behind the art. If there was an extra-special story about your piece of art, that story will be included in the letter. When you receive your framed piece, you should find the letter lightly attached to the front of the framed piece.

If you have any questions, at any time, about the actual artwork or about any of the artist’s handwritten notes on the artwork, I would love to tell you about them. Simply email me, Scott Sillcox, at scott@heritagesportsart.com and I will tell you everything I can about your original piece of art. The artists and I spent well over ten years of our lives creating these pieces of original artwork, and in many cases there are stories I can tell you about your actual piece of artwork that might add an extra element of interest in your one-of-a-kind purchase.

Please note that all reproduction rights for this original work are retained in perpetuity by the University or the designated licensing body unless specifically stated otherwise in writing by the University or their designate. For further information, please contact Heritage Sports Art at questions@heritagesportsart.com .

 

History

This painting depicts the #77 uniform of University of Georgia football player defensive tackle, Bill Stanfill. The Cairo, Georgia native captained the Bulldogs to an SEC championship in 1968 and led the squad to 8-1-2 record; the teams only loss came in the Sugar Bowl against Arkansas (16-2). Stanfill was a consensus All-American in 1968 and during his three seasons at Georgia, the Bulldogs compiled a record of 25-6-2. He was also an Academic All-American and an Outland Trophy winner, presented annually to the nations most outstanding lineman. In 2000, the University of Georgia inducted Stanfill into its Circle of Honor:http://admin.xosn.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=52993&SPID=4107&DB_OEM_ID=8800&ATCLID=536925Stanfill was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1998:http://www.collegefootball.org/famersearch.php?id=60090The Miami Dolphins selected Stanfill with the 11th overall pick in the 1969 NFL draft. He played eight seasons for the Dolphins including two All-Pro campaigns on both the 1972 and 1973 Super Bowl winning teams.http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=STANFBIL01In 1984, Stanfill was inducted into the State of Georgia Sports Hall of Fame:http://www.gshf.org/site/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=301&Itemid=50Heres what our friends at Wikipedia have to say about Bill Stanfill:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_StanfillThe legendary Vince Dooley assumed head coaching duties at Georgia in 1964 and went on to patrol the sidelines until 1988. Dooley led the Bulldogs to a 201-77-10 record during his tenure including a national championship in 1980.The 1968 Bulldog uniform consisted of red jerseys with white and black striped cuffs on the elbow-length sleeves. White numbers appeared on the sleeves, front and back of the jersey. Players wore red helmets with a white stripe and a stylized G on either side of their protective headgear.

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