Oil painting on canvas showing four young boys dressed in red and white jerseys, white shorts, red and white socks and brown boots. The boy to the left is holding a football under one arm. In the background, a sports bag and shoes are positioned on the ground, and two jackets can be seen hanging from a hook. The wood frame is painted white and gold, with a sheet of perspex covering the work. At lower left of painting is the faint signature, "G. A. Thorley / 58". The title of this work is unknown. The subject, due to the team colours, seems to be related to the South Melbourne Football Club - possibly a juniors' team. Conversely, this work has in the past, for some reason or another, been identified as representing the Emerald Hill F.C. This is also feasible, since up until 1883, South Melbourne was known as Emerald Hill. Amongst locals, even today, the name Emerald Hill is synonymous with the suburb, and it wouldn't be surprising if a smaller football club in the area had adopted, in the past, the old suburb name as its own.
0 - Whole: H: 1495 W: 1345 D: 95mm (H: 58 7/8 W: 52 15/16 D: 3 3/4")
Graham Thorley; 1921; 30 Mar 1990
Ted Rowbottom Hand Gilded Picture Frames
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Joan Thorley