Painting, "A Game of Cricket - Youth and Age" - artist Alexander Burr

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Oil on canvas in original stretcher frame, framed by an elaborately carved and raised gold painted wood frame, depicting a game of cricket being played between an old man and young children. Inscription on a gold metal plate nailed to the frame reads: 'A GAME OF CRICKET - YOUTH / AND AGE. / A. H. BURR, 1865.' Image depicts a bent old man leaning on a walking stick and about to bowl under-arm to a little boy opposite. The boy holds a small, modern-shaped bat, and is smiling. Sitting on a log nearby are a smiling older girl holding a baby which is reaching out to the boy, and another younger girl perches on the ground beside them. The wickets are made of twigs and at the old man's end have two sets of stumps. Near the old man is an upturned basket with strings attached and a shovel or other farming implement. The scenery is rustic, with some simple cottages and a field beyond.
0 - Whole: H: 555 W: 790 D: 70mm (H: 21 7/8 W: 31 1/8 D: 2 3/4")
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Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr Anthony Baer.

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