Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of Australian all-rounder, Robert Maskew "Bob" Cowper. The artist's original image number - 122 - and name of the subject and country are handwritten below the design, with the pencilled years '1964-68'. A sheet of tracing paper, with grid references, folds over the artwork which is signed and dated by the artist. The image is included in a tapestry celebrating 150 years of performances and events on the MCG. In 27 Tests for Australia, Cowper scored 2,061 runs - including 307 against England at the MCG in February 1966 - at an average of 46.84, and captured 36 wickets at 31.63.
0 - Whole: H: 390 W: 270 D: 2mm (H: 15 3/8 W: 10 5/8 D: 1/16")
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen