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  • Title
    The grand cricket match: all England eleven versus twenty-two of New South Wales, contested in the Outer Domain, Sydney, Jan. 29,30,31 & Feb. 1, 1862
  • Creator
  • Call number
    ML 400
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    29 Jan. - 1 Feb. 1862
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    404828
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 47 x 81 cm. unframed; 79.8 x 115.9 cm. framed
  • Source
    Presented Jan. 1950
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Artist died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Unsigned, however a col. photo. litho. of this watercol. at V*/CRI/6 is attributed to S.T. Gill in printed legend beneath image
    Match score sheet (typescript) filed at Pxn 613, and a photocopy of the score sheet is also affixed to reverse
    Titled and dated from plaque at lower centre of frame
    Although unsigned, this amusing crowd scene can be attributed almost certainly to the artist, S.T. Gill. It depicts part of the inaugural cricket match played on the Outer Domain between the touring English First Eleven and a New South Wales side in 1862. This later became a regular event. The view is painted from within the covered grandstand and records, in painstaking detail, a wide cross-section of colonial society. Apart from the milling spectators, the artist has also shown the gaily decorated refreshment tents on the far side of the pitch together with nearby city landmarks. The women are dressed in fashionable crinolines topped with a neat jacket or shawl while most of the men wear top hats, still considered the most suitable headgear for urban occasions. Source: Painted panorama 1800-1870: paintings from the Mitchell and Dixson collections of the State Library of New South Wales. Sydney: Blaxland Gallery, 1985
    Digital order no:a128281
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    England winning by 49 runs -- match score sheet (Pxn 613)
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