Painting, oil on canvas, of a cricket match being played on heathland, under a cloudy sky. The style of painting is slightly impressionistic. Nine people are on the field, including three batsmen. Several indistinct figures sit in a group at the left edge of the picture, and there are also figures sitting in the foreground. The canvas is in a heavy gold/brown-painted wooden frame with plaster moulding. A small plaque attached to the frame reads "A Cricket Match on a Heath./ JOHN LINNELL Snr., 1874". A handwritten label affixed to the reverse of the frame states "Previously sold withy the Ivezbridge Park Collection at Christies 1917-02-16 and bought by Lady Latzwer for 90 guineas. Original price paid by C. Churchill was [sterling] 755". Also verso framing labels & a reference no "N53462".
0 - Whole: H: 815 W: 1090 D: 55mm (H: 32 1/16 W: 42 15/16 D: 2 3/16")
John Linnell; 16 Jun 1792; 20 Jan 1882
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr Anthony Baer.