Watercolour: "Boys Playing Cricket" c. 1730

Object Type
Date Used
Circa 1730
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Brief Description
Watercolour on paper depicting three boys playing cricket in a country village near a river. The boy on the left holds a curved bat fashioned from a tree branch aloft, having just cut the ball off to his right; the middle boy crouches near an upturned hat; and the boy at right, wearing a red jacket and hat with feather holds another branch-bat and has his arms spread apart. A piece of wood affixed to the reverse is inscribed in blue ink with text, "A. BAER COLLECTION NO. 30 1962/[signature] A. BAER". On a label card affixed below this is printed in brown ink, "BOYS PLAYING CRICKET / C. 1730", and on a piece of paper stuck to the backing cardboard below this is typed, "BOYS PLAYING CRICKET, / WATERCOLOUR DRAWING, CIRCA 1730". Cream window mount; black and gold frame.
0 - Whole: H: 340 W: 476 D: 15mm (H: 13 3/8 W: 18 3/4 D: 9/16")
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Date Used
Circa 1730
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Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr Anthony Baer.




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