From The Vaults

08 November 2014
'Forever England' - Shane Record

To commemorate the passing of a century since the outbreak of the First World War the RFU has commissioned a special painting of England's 1914 Grand Slam winning side. The painting, by artist Shane Record, is based on a photograph of the England side in Paris on the eve of their final game of the season. It measures 3.0 x 2.7 metres and took 600 hours to complete.


To begin with Shane spent a month sketching the work out, in detail, onto linen using a blue pen.

Forever England

The painting is entitled 'Forever England' and will be hung on a wall inside the West Stand of Twickenham Stadium.

You can see this painting and the famous Roses Match painting as part of a Twickenham Stadium Tour (tour route subject to change).