"How's That" c. 1905 - part of a series of 4 depicting a boy cricketer

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Multi-coloured oil painting depicting a young boy as wicket keeper, part of a series. The boy, standing behind and to the left of displaced wickets, holds a cricket ball up in his right hand as if about to throw it overarm. Inscription painted below the boy on the canvas reads, "HOW'S THAT?". The boy stands in a grassy area in front of tall leafy trees, wearing a baggy white hat, maroon shirt, blue pants, striped braces and brown boots. The work has been signed in paint at bottom right, "E. P. KINSELLA", above which another signature has been painted, "E. VITALE", which seems to have been attempted to be painted out. Inscription on metal plaque nailed to frame below image reads, "HOW'S THAT / E.P. KINSELLA, C.1905". An ageing piece of brown paper stapled to the frame on verso reads, "JULY, 1955 / GRAVES ART GALLERY, SHEFFIELD / EXHIBITION OF TWO CENTURIES OF CRICKET ART / TITLE "HOW'S THAT" / ARTIST E. VITALE NO. 32". Illegible type beneath has been scribbled out in blue biro. At top of frame, verso, has been inscribed in black biro, "BAER COLLECTION / 1962 NO. 8". Canvas seems to be affixed to original stretcher, in a gold-painted elaborate production wooden frame.
0 - Whole: H: 500 W: 387 D: 40mm (H: 19 11/16 W: 15 1/4 D: 1 9/16")
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Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Mr Anthony Baer.

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