Watercolour, W A S Oldfield & W R Hammond, by artist Robert Ingpen 2001, MCC Tapestry nos. 49 & 50

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Original Robert Ingpen watercolour depicting Australian wicketkeeper, William Albert Stanley "Bert" Oldfield (1894-1976), and England batsman and medium-fast bowler, Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond (1903-1965). The artist's image numbers - 49 and 50 - and subject's names and country, are handwritten below the design, with a pencilled date '1928'. 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. Oldfield played 54 Tests for Australia, assisting in 130 dismissals (78 catches & 52 stumpings). Hammond scored 7249 runs at an average of 58.45, captured 83 wickets, and took 110 catches.
0 - Whole: H: 270 W: 390 D: 2mm (H: 10 5/8 W: 15 3/8 D: 1/16")
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Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen



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