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Fine Art Print : Francois Pienaar receives the Webb Ellis Cup from Nelson Mandela

Francois Pienaar receives the Webb Ellis Cup from Nelson Mandela



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Francois Pienaar receives the Webb Ellis Cup from Nelson Mandela

Rugby Union - 1995 World Cup Final - South Africa 15 New Zealand 12
Springbok captain Francois Pienaar receives the Webb Ellis Cup from South Africa President Nelson Mandela at Ellis Park, Johannesburg.
24/06/1995

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A2 (42x59cm) Fine Art Print

Experience the historic moment of unity and triumph with our Fine Art Print of Francois Pienaar receiving the Webb Ellis Cup from Nelson Mandela. Captured by renowned sports photographer Andrew Cowie of Colorsport Images, this iconic image from the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup Final immortalizes the unforgettable moment when South Africa's Francois Pienaar and President Nelson Mandela came together to celebrate their team's victory. Add this stunning piece to your collection and relive the emotion and inspiration of that day. Order your Fine Art Print from Media Storehouse today.

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Estimated Product Size is 59.4cm x 42cm (23.4" x 16.5")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) orientation to match the source image.


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In this iconic photograph captured by Andrew Cowie from Colorsport Images, we witness a historic moment that transcends the boundaries of sports and politics. It immortalizes the powerful symbolism behind the 1995 Rugby Union World Cup Final between South Africa and New Zealand. The image showcases Springbok captain Francois Pienaar standing tall as he receives the revered Webb Ellis Cup from none other than South Africa's beloved President Nelson Mandela. The setting is Ellis Park in Johannesburg on June 24th, 1995, a day etched forever in the hearts of millions. Pienaar's face radiates with sheer joy and gratitude as he accepts this prestigious trophy from Mandela, who himself had fought tirelessly to unite a divided nation through sport. This single gesture represents more than just victory; it symbolizes hope, reconciliation, and triumph over adversity. The photo encapsulates an extraordinary chapter in South African history when rugby became a catalyst for change during apartheid's aftermath. It serves as a testament to Mandela's visionary leadership and his belief in using sport to heal wounds inflicted by years of racial segregation. Andrew Cowie masterfully captures this profound moment where two remarkable individuals come together against all odds. Through his lens, we are reminded of the power sports possess to bridge divides and inspire nations towards unity. This print stands not only as an incredible piece of photography but also as an enduring reminder that dreams can be realized when people stand united under one flag - regardless of their background or circumstances.

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