Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of two Australian Test batsmen, William Lloyd "Billy" Murdoch (1854-1911), and "the Colonial Hercules", George John Bonnor (1855-1912), included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the Melbourne Cricket Ground. The names of the figures, and the artist's original numbers - 18 and 19 - are handwritten in ink below the design. A sheet of tracing paper, with the grid lines and references for the layout of the tapestry, folds over the artwork which is signed and dated by the artist.
0 - Whole: H: 420 W: 297 D: 2mm (H: 16 9/16 W: 11 11/16 D: 1/16")
Billy Murdoch; 18 Oct 1854; 18 Feb 1911
George Bonnor; 25 Feb 1855; 27 Jun 1912
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen