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423680
  • Title
    Cricket ground, Richmond, Victoria, 1855
  • Creator
  • Call number
    SSV2A/Rich/3
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1855
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    423680
  • Physical Description
    1 watercolour - 14 x 20 cm.
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Creator died before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

    Titled at lower left
    Unsigned
    The watercolour shows fashionably dressed spectators who display little interest as a fieldsman desperately chases the ball to the boundry during a match at Richmond. Cricket began in Melbourne in 1838 with the formation of the Melbourne Cricket Club. Reference: 'Cricket in Australia: the Summer Game', Celbrating 100 years of the Mitchell Library. Edgecliff NSW : Focus Publishing, 2000, p.47.
    Digital order no:a128278
  • Signatures / Inscriptions

    1855 -- handwritten in pencil
    "This sketch represents the first cricket match between Sydney and Melbourne played on the Richmond (Vic) ground in 1855. In the foreground are several notable persons of the period of whom the family of Commissary-General Coxsworthy may be specially mentioned. The band playing is that of the British regiment stationed in Victoria" -- handwritten in pencil by library officer
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