Ink drawing of the 'origins of cricket'

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Artwork/Drawing
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Ink drawing in a mock 'cave art' design depicting a cricket match in progress. Image shows three players in loincloths and the head and hands of a fourth. One player is holding a bat and taking stance in front of a wicket consisting of two stumps and a bail. Of the other players, one bowling, one fielding, and one is keeping wickets behind the stumps. Ball is in mid-flight in front of the fieldsman's torso. The game is being watched by two angels above. Angel on left is holding a quill and paper, and angel on right is holding a set of scales in his left hand. Game is also being watched at top of image by a bearded figure holding a staff, accompanied by a bird. Latin text under image reads 'ALB. JUN. ET CAI. MIN. CONS. HIS LUDIS ERAT LIBRIS/SIBYLLINIS JUBENTI B...S'. Latin text is deliberately obscured in parts to resemble a 'cave art' design. Reverse carries handwritten pencil marks which reads 'A6/4-/44'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 226 W: 292 D: 2mm (H: 8 7/8 W: 11 1/2 D: 1/16")
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Location
In storage
Registration No
M16698.13
Credit Line
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg

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