Engraving, "An Exact Representation of the Game of Cricket" - 1743

Object Type
Artwork/Print/Engraving
Date Used
1743
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Brief Description
Eighteenth-century engraving of a cricket match showing a side-on view of the pitch from a slightly elevated perspective. In the foreground are fielders with hands outstretched, two batsmen with curved bats, two umpires in tricorn hats and also carrying bats, and a bowler releasing the ball underarm. In the background are more fielders and a number of spectators standing behind a rope. The print is on paper which is mounted on canvas. Surrounding the image is a double border of black lines, and below is the title, "An Exact Representation of the Game of Cricket; Inscrib'd to all Gentlemen Lovers of that Diverfion", and the credits: "H. Roberts sculp." and "Publishd According to Act of Parliament Novr 9 1743 Price [..]".
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0 - Whole: H: 290 W: 430mm (H: 11 7/16 W: 16 15/16")
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Date Used
1743
Location
In storage
Registration No
M6273
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer

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