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From the Collection of Tennis Australia Melbourne Park Olympic Boulevard Melbourne Park Melbourne Victoria

Description
Painting: 'John Donnelly at 9 years old, Blackwater Town'. Inscribed on top panel of stretcher: 'JOHN DONNELLY AT 9 YEARS / OLD / BLACKWATER TOWN'. A full length portrait of a male child in dress coat, vest, breeches and buckled shoes holding a shuttlecock and early racquet (probably a battledore). Next to figure is a hat placed on a chair. Oil painting on canvas, stretched on wood frame, and fitted with a velvet mount and bevelled wood hanging frame. Scratched into stretcher: 'ETL79'. Adhesive stickers on stretcher state:'2#' and '407'. Materials: Wood, Metal, Oil paint/Pigment, Canvas/Cotton, Adhesive label, Velvet
Size
117.6 x 87 x 6.2cm
Object Registration
2009.383
Keywords
tennis
When Made
Circa 1790
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM