Chromolithograph, full-length caricature portrait of George J Bonnor (cricketer) against a pale, blank background, with grass and shadows at his feet. Bonnor stands side-on to the viewer, his hands resting against the back of his hips, his legs body-width apart, and he has a look of concentration. He wears a white shirt with sleeves rolled up; white pants; two-toned shoes; and a blue peaked cap with an unidentified emblem at front. The pseudonym of the artist Carlo "APE" Pellegrini is printed at lower right of the image; Bonnor's signature, written as GEORGE J. BONNOR, is reproduced below the border of the image, above an inscription in typed print reading "AUSTRALIAN CRICKET". Inscription above the image at top left reads VANITY FAIR and above right, the date SEPTR. 13 1884. Grey window mount, brown and gold moulded wood frame.
0 - Whole: H: 537 W: 373 D: 25mm (H: 21 1/8 W: 14 11/16 D: 1")
George Bonnor; 25 Feb 1855; 27 Jun 1912
Vincent Brooks, Day & Son; Circa 1824
"Ape"/ Carlo Pellegrini; Mar 1839; 22 Jan 1889
Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program by Mrs Helen Jessup, in memory of Anthony Jessup.