Watercolour, Ted Whitten, by artist Robert Ingpen, MCC Tapestry no.106

Object Type
Artwork/Painting/Watercolour
Date Used
2001-2003
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Brief Description
Robert Ingpen's watercolour image of Australian Rules footballer, Ted Whitten (1933 - 1995). The artist's image number - 106 - and subject's name and club are handwritten below the design, with the name - 'I.JENKIN' - the North Melbourne player in the image. A sheet of tracing paper, with grid lines and 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. Whitten played 321 games (then a league record) and kicked 360 goals for the Footscray Football Club between 1951 and 1970. He played in their only premiership side in 1954, was club Best & Fairest five times, represented Victoria 29 times, and was All-Australian three times. He was a strong promoter of interstate games. Whitten is described by many as 'Mr Football'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 390 W: 270 D: 2mm (H: 15 3/8 W: 10 5/8 D: 1/16")
Date Used
2001-2003
Location
In storage
Registration No
M10370
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen

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