Charterhouse v. Old Carthusians, 1892 by 19th Century English School


Charterhouse v. Old Carthusians, 1892


19th Century English School

Ref GM1069
Type Fine Art Print
Image Size 16" x 30" (40 x 76 cm)
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This painting depicts Charterhouse and Old Carthusians competing against each other in a game of football in 1892. Charterhouse is an English collegiate independent boarding school (also referred to as a public school) situated at Godalming in Surrey, England. Charterhouse was originally founded by Thomas Sutton in 1611 on the site of the old Carthusian monastery in Charterhouse Square, Smithfield, London, the school moved to Godalming in 1872. It is one of the original nine English public schools as defined by the Public Schools Act 1868 which derived from the Clarendon Commission of 1864. Old Carthusians Football Club is an association football club whose players are former pupils of Charterhouse School, the club was formed during 1876. Charterhouse has a historic joint claim to having founded Association Football, which remains the main Winter sport at the school. During the 1840s at both Charterhouse and Westminster School pupils' surroundings meant they were confined to playing their football in the cloisters, making the rough and tumble of the handling game that was developing at other schools such as Rugby impossible, and necessitating a new code of rules. During the formulation of the rules of the Association Football in the 1860s representatives of Charterhouse and Westminster School pushed for a passing game, in particular rules that allowed forward passing ("passing on"). By 1867 the Football Association had chosen in favour of the Charterhouse and Westminster game and adopted a "loose" off-side rule that permitted forward passing. The modern forward-passing game was a direct consequence of Charterhouse and Westminster Football.