Robert Ingpen's original design of an image of Indian leg-spinner, Bhagwat 'Chandra' Chandrasekhar. The artist's original image number - 132 - and name of the subject and country are handwritten below the design, with a pencilled year - 1971. 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 58 Tests (1964-1979), 'Chandra' took 242 wickets at an average of 29.74. At the MCG - in Jan 1978 - he took 8 for 52 in each innings against Australia, in India's first Test win in Australia.
0 - Whole: H: 415 W: 280 D: 2mm (H: 16 5/16 W: 11 D: 1/16")
Bhagwat Chandrasekhar; 17 May 1945
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen