Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of a cyclist and penny-farthing associated with the Austral Wheel Race; and of an unidentified woman and Robert Bagot, a civil engineer, who re-designed the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 1861. The image is included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the MCG. The cycling race, originally known as the Drummond, was first held at the MCG in 1886. The artist's original image numbers - 20 and 21 - and names of the subjects are handwritten below the design. A sheet of tracing paper, with the grid references for the layout of the tapestry, folds over the artwork, which is signed and dated by the artist.
0 - Whole: H: 360 W: 503 D: 2mm (H: 14 3/16 W: 19 13/16 D: 1/16")
Robert Bagot; 1828; 14 Apr 1881
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen