Drawing, "Oval 1849"
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Lead pencil drawing on paper of a cricket game in play with a large number of spectators on the periphery of the ground. Players wear long shirts and pants, different height hats. A man is preparing to bowl and all fielders have their hands poised to catch. A wooden fence surrounds the ground, at one end of which is a two-storey clubhouse with stairs leading to a balcony and a flag is flying from the roof. A large church stands behind the clubhouse to the left, and large houses are also around the ground. Cream windowmount with black and gold painted wood frame. Inscription in blue ink on brown paper affixed to back reads, "ANTHONY BAER, / COLLECTION. 1962 / NO. 54". Inscription in black ink on text label affixed beneath reads, "OVAL 1849 / ORIGINAL SKETCH, PAPER WATERMARKED 1850". Inscription printed on paper beneath reads, "JULY 1955 / GRAVES ART GALLERY, SHEFFIELD / EXHIBITION OF TWO CENTURIES OF CRICKET ART / TITLE OVAL, 1849 / ARTIST UNKNOWN NO. 105".
0 - Whole: H: 345 W: 592 D: 13mm (H: 13 9/16 W: 23 5/16 D: 1/2")
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Anthony Baer
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