Original Robert Ingpen watercolour depicting England medium-fast swing bowler, Alec Bedser (1918-2010). The artist's image number - 86 - and subject's name and country are handwritten below the design. 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. In 51 Tests, Bedser took 236 wickets at an average of 24.89. Against Australia he captured 104 wickets, including Bradman five times in succession, and Morris 18 times in 20 Tests. In 1996, Bedser was knighted for his services to cricket.
0 - Whole: H: 390 W: 270 D: 2mm (H: 15 3/8 W: 10 5/8 D: 1/16")
Alec Bedser; 04 Jul 1918; 04 Apr 2010
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen