Original Robert Ingpen watercolour depicting England opening batsman, Len Hutton (1916-1990). The artist's image number - 85 - and subject's name and country are handwritten below the design, with pencilled dates '1937-1954-55'. 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 79 Tests, Hutton scored 6971 runs - including 19 centuries, 33 half-centuries, and a highest score of 364 - at an average of 56.67. He captained England in 23 Tests, losing only four, and did not lose a series. In 1956, Hutton was knighted for his services to cricket.
0 - Whole: H: 415 W: 283 D: 2mm (H: 16 5/16 W: 11 1/8 D: 1/16")
Len Hutton; 23 Jun 1916; 06 Sep 1990
Robert Ingpen; 13 Oct 1936
Victorian Tapestry Workshop
Melbourne Cricket Club; 1838
Kindly donated to the Melbourne Cricket Club Museum by Robert Ingpen